Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert) Threat Advisories
New! Drive DDoS Toolkit Threat Advisory
The Drive DDoS toolkit has been used against finance firms and e-Commerce businesses as a planned distraction for criminals engaging in identity theft and fraud of customer accounts. The Drive DDoS toolkit is a variant of Dirt Jumper with different attack signatures and communication patterns and a simplified command and control (C&C) admin panel.
This threat advisory includes an analysis of two payloads found in the wild, a summary of the capabilities of the Drive toolkit, screenshots of the C&C admin panel, and IDS signatures that can be used to detect incoming attack vectors from the toolkit.
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This threat advisory includes profiles of 11 different attack signatures, with detailed SNORT rules for DDoS mitigation; detection rules to identify infected web servers (bRobots), and a free log analysis tool (BroLog.py) that can be used to pinpoint which scripts were accessed, by what IP address, and for what DDoS targets.
- Dirt Jumper Vulnerability Disclosure Report
The Dirt Jumper family of DDoS Toolkits is considered one of the most popular attack tools on the market today. This vulnerability report exposes key weaknesses in the command and control (C&C) architecture that could neutralize would-be attackers.
This Russian-origin toolkit offers five DDoS attack modes and appears to be authored by the same individual responsible for the popular and destructive Dirt Jumper family of tools.
- HULK (HTTP Unbearable Load King)
This script takes advantage of common weaknesses with out-of-the-box web server functionality by launching 500 threads, which each spawn an additional 500 threads at the target web server.
- Booter Shell Scripts
These sophisticated, easy-to-use DDoS attack scripts make it possible to bring down web servers without vast networks of infected zombie computers.
- High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC)
This stealth DDoS attack tool targets up to 256 URLs simultaneously and randomizes attack signatures.
- Dirt Jumper
Learn about the dangers of the Dirt Jumper DDoS Toolkit for application layer attacks and download Prolexic’s free Dirt Dozer scanning tool to protect your sites.
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