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Prolexic found Vulnerability in Popular Dirt Jumper DDoS toolkit

Security Vendor Prolexic has discovered a critical vulnerability in the popular Dirt Jumper DDoS Toolkit family used  by hackers to launch distributed denial of service attacks against corporate networks.

“DDoS attackers take pride in finding and exploiting weaknesses in the architecture and code of their targets. With this vulnerability report, we’ve turned the tables and exposed crucial weaknesses in their own tools,” said Scott Hammack, CEO at Prolexic.

Prolexic found security holes in the simplest part of the program, namely the GUI control panels used to control bots created by it which turned out to be cobbled together using hastily-coded PHP/MySQL scripts.

"With this information, it is possible to access the C&C server and stop the attack," Prolexic CEO Scott Hammack said in statement. "Part of our mission is to clean up the Internet. It is our duty to share this vulnerability with the security community at large."
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