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Wonder if the well known investment company happened to be Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan.


Security researchers have discovered a strain of DDoS botnet agent that launches an attack against large corporate investment groups and mining-related interests.

The technically unremarkable JKDDOS botnet launches packet-flooding attacks on targeted websites from malware-infected zombie PCs. Targets over the months have included gaming sites and online stores as well as more obscure and unusual targets.

For example, an investment firm was repeatedly targeted for attack, DDoS mitigation tool firm Arbor Networks reports.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/09/...te_botnet/
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