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Blue Security to shut it's doors today.

     
2:44 pm on May 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Today, Reshef will wave a virtual white flag and surrender. The company will shut down this morning and its Web site will display a message informing its customers about the closure.

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Very interesting story and chain of events. I wonder exactly what vulnerabilities were taken advantage of...

Using tens of thousands of hijacked computers, the spammer flooded Blue Security with so much Internet traffic that it blocked legitimate visitors from going to Bluesecurity.com, as well as to other Web sites.

Is that DNS Recursion rearing it's ugly head?

DNS Recursion - Open DNS Servers
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