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[FYI] The Horror of Mstream


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Security  » John Leyden  [02 May 2000]  

Deadly hacking tool discovered  

Security experts have warned that hackers are developing a 
distributed denial of service (DDoS) tool that could be even more 
devastating than those used to paralyse eBay, Yahoo and other major 
internet sites in February.  

The tool, called Mstream, joins Trinoo, TFN2K, Stacheldraht and other 
programs that can be used to launch DDoS attacks.  

Using these programs, a hacker can make infected hosts send a series 
of messages to a target computer. The volume of messages arriving at 
the same time is enough to overwhelm that server, making a website 


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