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Understanding DDoS attack

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As you may notice on famous social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter were down around 3 hours due to a group of hackers attacked. It happened last Thursday as I remembered. As a result, millions of users around the world could not use those sites.

Hackers attacked them by using DoS. DoS stands for "Denial-of-Service" which hackers use a program called Botnets that controls several users and commands them to attack the sites.

What I understand is that Botnets controls several users and try to send packets to the relevant sites that they attempt to attack. What happened is that the dedicated servers which were hosted by sites that got hanged and could not work properly. Social network owners suspect that those hackers are from Russia. I guess there may have some sort of political affairs related to that attack. Anyway, we should prevent our PCs or notebooks not to be controlled by Botnets. We can check Botnet installed at your PC or not by using Trend Micro RUBotted program which is a Beta version. You can down it from here. [link]

After you have checked, if there is Botnet, it will answer "No Bots Found". If it is answer "Bot Found", you need to remove it. Bots are some sort of PC worms. Millions of PCs has been affected by it around the world. You could remove it by using antivirus program. Good luck friends !

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ksanchaung said...
August 13, 2009 at 3:14 PM  

ႊThanks for your information, Nyi Nyi. The terms DDos and Bots are something new to me.

Aung Chan Thar said...
August 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

Ko Nyi, Thank you very much for your information about DDoS. I like it. Next time, please make a post about strange news from IT. I am eager to read it. Thanks a lot.

Linn said...
August 20, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

nice read...

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