DDoS attack virus wipes hard drives

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by SweX, Mar 6, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    More info over at the Korea Herald.
    http://www.koreaherald.com/business/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110306000315

     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. SUPERIOR

    SUPERIOR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Posts:
    161
    Location:
    Syria
    very interesting, thanks for heading up
     
  3. Zyrtec

    Zyrtec Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Posts:
    534
    Location:
    USA
    Hmmmm....


    It looks like nations of the world will engage on Cyberwar in the near future instead of field combat.




    Carlos
     
  4. redgrum

    redgrum Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Posts:
    50

    Really? Can you imagine a nation surrendering because 99% of the population got all their porn wiped from their C:\ Drive?

    It's just another weapon, is all, whether it's for information gathering or infrastructure sabotage.

    By the time most people wise up and get sufficiently IT literate to mitigate most of the stuff which is out there, something major will have already happened, but I still can't see border disputes settled on COD Black Ops, somehow.
     
  5. Someheresomethere

    Someheresomethere Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Posts:
    71
    What if they first stole all their credit card info, and then wiped their hard drive? The economic impact would be pretty big.
     
  6. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Posts:
    2,642
    Location:
    Cymru
    Rather used in the field also along with attacks against infrastructure, intelligence and a disinformation tool.
    Major deterrent systems shouldn't be reachable.
     
  7. Baserk

    Baserk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Posts:
    1,317
    Location:
    AmstelodamUM
    As perhaps during the 2007 Israeli air strike on Syria; inject code into enemy radar system to gain full admin control; display nothing, display non-existing threat, reposition radar, etc. Aviaton Week link

    That might have been an issue in the 'Syria case'. Then again, the whole US Navy credited article, linked above, might be disinformation. :)

    This particular ddos attack doesn't seem that special.
    Nasty for those PC owners of course, mostly irritating for the websites hit.
    Though I can imagine that staging such an attack is perhaps useful to divert attention a bit while doing other stuff.
     
  8. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    You're welcome, cheers.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.