The war isn’t in decline: Anonymous is currently sharpening their claws on PasteBin, testing an innovative DDoS attack instrument to replace the old one.
Instead of being frightened of all the anti-hacking campaigns, Anonymous is getting bigger, developing a new weapon to replace their current DDoS instrument. The innovating attack algorithm, referred to as #RefRef, is being developed in time for the Blackhat conference in Nevada. The new tool was tasted on the currently unhappy Pastebin site a few days ago.
As for the old DDoS attack tool, which has been used by the hacking until today, it was called the Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), named after a weapon from Command & Conquer. Although the previous tool has been effective in past campaigns, it failed to show a high enough detection protection for the Anonymous members, and this weakness has led to lots of global arrests within the last year.
Last Friday, the new weapon was tested on PasteBin, better known as the hacker press release dump service. The test lasted for 17 second, but caused 42 minutes of downtime. The DDoS attack was confirmed by the site’s twitter feed. So, the hacker group Anonymous has just been nominated for a Pwnie award, or in other words the hacker Oscars, which is taking place at the Las Vegas Black Hat in August.