The denial-of-service toolkit used against financial institutions late last year has also been used against hosting and energy companies, DDoS protection firm Prolexic said in an advisory Thursday. Read More ..
The “itsoknoproblembro” toolkit was behind the distributed denial-of-service attacks that dogged several banks in the United States last fall. The attacks against the banks were massive, with some peaking at 70 Gbps and more than 30 million pps. The toolkit has a two-tier command mode that can launch multiple high-bandwidth attack types simultaneously and has been used in coordinated campaigns against the energy, hosting provider, and banking industries, Scott Hammack, CEO of Prolexic, said in a statement.