Well, while we are back and watching the
lemmings bots destroy themselves, there is a big reason for concern for one specific country. But I’m getting ahead of myself….
The trip back was not a simple one. I suspect our old server lost all will to serve mankind any further after it saw how certain groups of miscreants were preying on their fellow human beings. We thanked it silently and laid it to rest.
A newer and stronger server had to be found and we found one thanks to our special friends. But it had to be kitted out to take on the scam wars, also a DDoS against AA419. New disks and memory we obtained. Our suppliers were great and made sure the new hardware arrived promptly. Unfortunately the memory has some issues. So with some loan memory, the server said hello to the world after a bit of time.
As we opened the gates, we were ready. Our friends and us did a bit of tweaking here, a bit of tweaking there, a bit of tweaking everywhere. On the 25th of March 2011 we officially opened the gates. We were not surprised at the reception as bot upon bot said hello to us, all 148 thousand of them, trying to force us off the air again. It also quickly became clear that we were under attack from more than one botnet.
One serious issue we noticed was where 83% of the infected servers were located. However, this will be taken with the CERT of that country.
So, to all our loyal followers, we are back, now not only terminating scammer sites again, but also sending out reports to ISP’s and the like on botnet activity for the time being.
To all those that attack us with your botnets, read the previous sentence again carefully.
If the server is a bit slow, remember you are trying to reach the same location as 148,000 malicious bots.
For all those miscrants out there, this one is for you:
I mentioned friends:
As the saying goes, “I’ll get by with a little help from my friends”. We thank you, you know who you are, for helping us get by.
In the next day or two we will be publishing some attack statistics. It should make for some extremely fascinating reading.