DDoS attackers turning to simple ‘booter’ scripts


Internet criminals are sidestepping the need to launch DDoS attack from large networks of malware-compromised bot PCs by using simpler server ‘booter shells’, mitigation firm Prolexic has warned.  

‘Booter shells’ or plain ‘booters’ are simple PHP, .ASP or Perl script template files planted on compromised servers to direct Get/Post commanded HTTP floods to overload target servers.

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