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[liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?

Steve Weis steveweis at gmail.com
Fri May 4 12:15:39 PDT 2012


"...globally-distributed botnet of thousands of computers..."

Someone could rent thousands of botnet agents for two days for a couple
hundred dollars:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/study-finds-the-average-price-for-renting-a-botnet/6528

"Avaaz does not have any further information about who is behind it..."

They were claiming that this was an attack so sophisticated and massive
that it could have only been perpetrated by a nation state or large
corporation, yet they have no further information about who was behind it?
I think they hyped it up to drive fundraising.

On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Andrew Couts <andrew_couts at yahoo.com>wrote:

> *Avaaz statement on the attack on the site*
> An attack on Avaaz’s website from a globally-distributed botnet of
> thousands of computers ended yesterday (Thursday 3rd May). Avaaz does not
> have any further information about who is behind it but the FBI have been
> notified about this incident.
>
>
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