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[liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Fri May 4 12:24:48 PDT 2012


Steve Weis wrote:
> "...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.
>

Particularly since nothing about it has shown up on any of the usual 
system admin, network admin, or security related lists.

-- 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra





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