New DDoS attack targets chat, Linux machines

    Date05 Sep 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4352
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A new distributed denial of service tool has been discovered in the wild and is spreading, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.'s X-Force service.. . . A new distributed denial of service tool has been discovered in the wild and is spreading, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.'s X-Force service.

    Reports of up to 400 hosts running the "Trinity v3" agent have been reported, including 50 compromised IRC (Internet Relay Chat) hosts, said Chris Rouland, director of X-Force. Rouland said no high-profile commerce sites have been reported down yet, but "one or two" universities have been affected. He would not disclose the identities of the schools.

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