New wave of brute force dictionary attacks this past weekend
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Well, dictionary attacks have been going on for years but this problem began either in March or in April when a new botnet appeared. These compromised computers are being remotely controlled to attack Website logins on blogs and forums and whatever. The goal seems to be to expand the botnet. Each zombified computer downloads lists of Websites to attack from one or more command-and-control servers, so the problem is expected to get worse.

Working with our Web hosting provider it looks like we may have foiled the botnet for now, but I don't want to proclaim victory in a never-ending war.
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New wave of brute force dictionary attacks this past weekend - by Michael - October 6th, 2013, 12:58 PM

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