Outpost reports: Denial of service

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  1. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    Does anyone know what this means? I know what it is when it takes a website down but why my PC"


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  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Well lynchknot, its very common to see these types of attacks, I think outpost has that DOS attack blocked. Denial of service attacks are not only targeted at popular internet site servers, these type of attacks can attack any computer it finds, since you have a firewall you should be safe.

    [font=arial, helvetica] DoS attack [/font]


    Short for denial-of-service attack, a type of attack on a network that is designed to bring the network to its knees by flooding it with useless traffic. Many DoS attacks, such as the Ping of Death and Teardrop attacks, exploit limitations in the TCP/IP protocols. For all known DoS attacks, there are software fixes that system administrators can install to limit the damage caused by the attacks. But, like viruses, new DoS attacks are constantly being dreamed up by hackers.
     
  3. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    WHOIS results for 209.123.205.211( lynch, this is the IP address that might be the culprit behind the DOS attack. The two attacks struck at different times. This looks like a trojan.)

    Generated by www.DNSstuff.com

    status = "Getting WHOIS results..."; Country: UNITED STATES

    NOTE: More information appears to be available at ZN77-ARIN.

    Using 9 day old cached answer (or, you can get fresh results).
    Hiding E-mail address (you can get results with the E-mail address).


    OrgName: Net Access Corporation
    OrgID: NAC
    Address: 1719 STE RT 10E
    Address: Suite 111
    City: Parsippany
    StateProv: NJ
    PostalCode: 07054
    Country: US

    ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.nac.net:43

    NetRange: 209.123.0.0 - 209.123.255.255
    CIDR: 209.123.0.0/16
    NetName: NAC-NETBLK02
    NetHandle: NET-209-123-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-209-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: NS1.NAC.NET
    NameServer: NS2.NAC.NET
    NameServer: NS5.NAC.NET
    Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
    Comment:
    Comment: * Reassignment information for this network is available
    Comment: * available at whois.nac.net 43
    RegDate: 1997-08-06
    Updated: 2001-08-22

    TechHandle: ZN77-ARIN
    TechName: Net Access Corporation
    TechPhone: +1-800-638-6336
    TechEmail: *****@nac.net

    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE156-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse Department
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-800-638-6336
    OrgAbuseEmail: *****@nac.net

    OrgNOCHandle: NOC270-ARIN
    OrgNOCName: Network Operations Center
    OrgNOCPhone: +1-973-590-5050
    OrgNOCEmail: *******@nac.net

    OrgTechHandle: AR97-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Rubenstein, Alex
    OrgTechPhone: +1-973-590-5101
    OrgTechEmail: ****@nac.net

    OrgTechHandle: ZN77-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Net Access Corporation
    OrgTechPhone: +1-800-638-6336
    OrgTechEmail: *****@nac.net

    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2005-01-29 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.


    [If E-mail address(es) were hidden on this page, you can click here to get the results with the E-mail address.


    status = "Done!"; (C) Copyright 2000-2005 R. Scott Perry
     
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