The renowned DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service), Prolexic, has given a warning to the notorious Dirt Jumper toolkit, regarding its ability to attack website applications. The company has issued a security-scanning feature or application, which can be used to detect the malevolent threat’s presence via its command and control servers. Users interested in downloading the threat advisory and scanner can download it from www.prolexic.com/threatadvisories for free.
DirtJumper is malware software and an evolved form of the Ruskill type viruses. The disreputable toolkit is usually bought from ‘underground’ websites for as cheap as $150. The virus based toolkit is usually known to spread through spam, dubious downloads, exploit kits and even from contaminated systems.
Vice President of Prolexic’s Security Engineering Response team, had this to say, “The Dirt Jumper DDoS toolkit is currently one of the most aggressive malware strains used by DDoS attackers globally,” said Neal Quinn, vice president of operations at Prolexic. “Increasingly, we are seeing this tool used against clients worldwide and it is likely to become more widespread and effective as distribution spreads.”
DDoS has been labeled a high-risk threat by the PLXSERT since it also possesses a high quality control panel which almost any hacker can use. Besides this, the malware also possesses an updated functionality feature, which makes it a high level threat for all systems. This is why Prolexic has launched Dirt Dozer, a public malware scanner which can be used to detect suspect HTTP command and control servers. The scanner can be used free of charge by corporate entities and individual entrepreneurs worldwide via the abovementioned link.
Prolexic is a renowned and reliable DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service mitigation provider which specializes in protecting organizations against online threats. Since its launch in 2003, a large number of reputable firms have placed their technical safety in their more than capable hands.