Mincraft DDoS attacks...

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author? — Krebs on Security

    Once ProxyPipe’s Skype accounts were disabled, the company’s servers were hit with a massive, constantly changing DDoS attack that disrupted ProxyPipe’s service to its Minecraft server customers. Coelho said within a few days of the attack, many of ProxyPipe’s most lucrative Minecraft servers had moved over to servers protected by ProTraf Solutions.

    “In 2015, the ProTraf guys hit us offline tons, so a lot of our customers moved over to them,” Coelho said. “We told our customers that we knew [ProTraf] were the ones doing it, but some of the customers didn’t care and moved over to ProTraf anyway because they were losing money from being down.”

    I found Coelho’s story fascinating because it eerily echoed the events leading up to my Sept. 2016 record 620 Gbps attack. I, too, was contacted via Skype by Sculti — on two occasions. The first was on July 7, 2015, when Sculti reached out apropos of nothing to brag about scanning the Internet for IoT devices running default usernames and passwords, saying he had uploaded some kind of program to more than a quarter-million systems that his scans found.

    Here’s a snippet of that conversation:

    July 7, 2015:

    21:37 CJ: Crooks Use Hacked Routers to Aid Cyberheists — Krebs on Security
    21:37 CJ: vulnerable routers are a HUGE issue
    21:37 CJ: a few months ago
    21:37 CJ: I scanned the internet with a few sets of defualt logins
    21:37 CJ: for telnet
    21:37 CJ: and I was able to upload and execute a binary
    21:38 CJ: on 250k devices
    21:38 CJ: most of which were routers
    21:38 Brian Krebs: o_0

    The second time I heard from Sculti on Skype was Sept. 20, 2016 — the day of my 620 Gbps attack. Sculti was angry over a story I’d just published that mentioned his name, and he began rather saltily maligning the reputation of a source and friend who had helped me with that story.

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