NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, May 18, 2007

DDoS Attacks on Finnish Sites Posted by Sean @ 12:01 GMT

Screenshot of Teamelite's Multispam DDoS tool

There has been several DDoS attacks targeted at Finnish websites this week. Targets have included the Finnish Broadcasting Company and the largest newswire in Finland. Several weblog readers have been asking for our take on this.

The attacks have been keeping us quite busy. Since we're working with the authorities, any insider details will have to wait until a later date as investigations are ongoing. So that's one of the reasons why little is mentioned here.

For general details English readers can read more about what's been going on from HS.fi, STT and YLE: 1, 2, 3.