lot of 'ripe.net IN ANY +ED' queries

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Jul 23 13:16:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 03:09:35PM +0200,
 Marek Salwerowicz <marek_sal at wp.pl> wrote 
 a message of 18 lines which said:

> BTW - is this attack any new kind of virus/spyware or sth ?

Not every security problem on the Internet is a virus. And I do not
see why a spyware would like to DoS people. 

There are apparently different attackers, the specifics of the attack
varies a lot. Let's say it it now a recognized weapon in the typical
bad guy's toolbox (it is theoretically known for many years but has
been widely adopted only in last november/december when the number of
reports suddenly increased).

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