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Vietnam Based Distributed Denial Of Service Attack

SecureWorks : 03 November, 2010  (Technical Article)
Joe Stewart of SecureWorks comments on the widespread DDoS bots infected and active in attacking political party in Vietnam
SecureWorks has discovered a new DDoS Trojan family that has been specifically designed to attack blogs and forums criticising the Vietnamese Communist Party. The Botnet created by the new Vecebot Trojan is sizeable containing over 15,000 infected computers (or bots) with most of them coming out of Vietnam.

Joe Stewart, Director of Malware Analysis for the SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit research team comments: "In the past, we typically saw Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks launched at the governments of countries located in Eastern Europe, such as those we witnessed against Georgia, Estonia and Kyrgyzstan. More recently, we saw a slew of DDoS attacks directed at government and private sites in South Korea and the US. With the current cyber activity in Vietnam, and as well as a group of separate assaults we are tracking against political sites in Brazil, we feel that we will definitely see more of these politically motivated cyber attacks in the future."
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