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    “Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the advertised service is the offer to flood the victim’s phones”

    The SANS handler had an interesting entry on a Russian ad:

    The ad scrolls through several messages, including:

    “Will eliminate competition: high-quality, reliable, anonymous.”
    “Flooding of stationary and mobile phones.”
    “Pleasant prices: 24-hours start at $80. Regular clients receive significant discounts.”
    “Complete paralysis of your competitor/foe.”

    Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the advertised service is the offer to flood the victim’s phones. We often think of network-based DDoS attacks, but phone-based DDoS could be as devastating. If the service can, indeed, target stationary (landline) phones, then we’re not just talking about SMS-based floods. These would probably be actual phone calls, probably initiated using VoIP, maybe via stolen Skype accounts with dial-out credits. Anyone knows more about such phone attacks?

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