[ISN] Cybercrooks launch DDoS assault on anti-fraud site

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 01:09:53 -0600 (CST)

By John Leyden
The Register
17th November 2008

Unidentified miscreants have launched a denial of service attack on a 
UK-based anti-fraud website.

Bobbear.co.uk, which fights money laundering by warning about groups 
attempting to recruit mules, was left unreachable on Monday after coming 
under a distributed denial of service attack. Net security firm Sophos 
reports that the site was taken out by an assault from a botnet of 
compromised PCs that began late on Sunday. The timing of the assault 
coincides with the launch of Get Safe Online week in the UK.

It's pretty clear that Russian criminals are behind the attack and it is 
still continuing, site admin Bob Harrison told El Reg. "Undoubtedly it 
is simply a response to the work I do in highlighting the mainly Russian 
money laundering and reshipping frauds that are currently plaguing the 
internet and wrecking the lives of innumerable victims."

Harrison has reported the attack to the Met's computer crime unit and to 
Russian domains linked to the assault, more details of which can be 
found here [1].

[1] http://www.castlecops.com/t228239-bobbear_co_uk_under_fire.html


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