Denial of Service Guide

Issue Description A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. A DoS attack generally consists of efforts to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.  A DoS attack may be distributed among many sources making […]

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Guide to Mayhem Infection

Description: A Mayhem infection opens your server into participating in abusive network activities using a compromised website user account. The malware targets vulnerable websites (usually Content Management Systems “CMS” like wordpress or joomla), uploads malicious files in the content and launches a process to perform web attacks (bruteforce) against other websites (victims). How to detect […]

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Guide to Public SNMP Amplification Issues

What is Simple Network Management Protocol? Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of the popular protocols used for network management. It is used to manage network devices. It is used to collect the information or to configure any network snmp-based device, such as servers, switches, routers, hardware firewalls etc. Read more details about this […]

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Guide to Zeus Infections

Description of Issue Zeus, ZeuS, or Zbot is a trojan horse worm that runs on versions of Microsoft Windows, and can involved infected websites as part of the Command&Control (regardless if the websites are hosted on Linux or windows servers).  While it is capable of being used to carry out many malicious and criminal tasks, […]

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Botnet Troubleshooting and Guidelines

What is a Botnet? A botnet is a group of computers (bots) communicating through the Internet to complete common tasks and objectives. Computers that are members of a botnet usually communicate through a centralized computer that acts as a command and control (c&c) for the botnet members.  The c&c provides instructions that the botnet member […]

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Forum and Comment Spam

Description of Issue This kind of spam includes unsolicited advertisements as comments on forums, blogs, wikis and online guestbooks.  This kind of advertising is a violation of iWeb’s acceptable use policy and is therefor prohibited.  For those who are using this method purposely to advertise must cease the activity immediately.  Those who have received reports of […]

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