NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, February 9, 2007

Storm-Worm Gang Attacking the Warezov Gang Posted by Mikko @ 11:40 GMT

Interesting developments going on. The P2P botnet created by Storm-Worm variants has been used to launch Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks. Targets include several domains used by the Warezov/Medbot gang – with names like
adesuikintandefunhandesun.com, esunhuitionkdefunhsadwa.com, shionkertunhedanse.com, huirefunkionmdesa.com et cetera. Also, several antispam organizations have been attacked.

Joe Stewart has done a good write-up about this.

This is not a good development and reminds us of the Great Virus War fought in 2004.

PS – There has been some speculation that these DDoS attacks might be related to the attacks on the root nameservers earlier this week, but we haven't been able to confirm this.