Acronyms make me angry, here are a few that make me less angry.
Cannon Utility Network Trauma
Wide Access Network Kaboomer
Force uniformed Collision Kontroller
Penetrate Entry Nodes Internet Server
Security experts are downplaying the significance of a new denial-of-service (DoS) attack tool. The HTTP Unbearable Load King (HULK) program was developed by a white-hat network security researcher, who shared it on his blog as a proof-of-concept demonstration of how to effortlessly knock over web servers. Nonetheless there is …
To be fair on Shteiman, his original blog post calls it a DoS tool. It is everyone else commenting and reporting on it who seems to have forgotten that the second D means "distributed", presumably because DDoS is still such a hot buzzphrase that they felt the need to use it without really thinking it through.
Having read the HULK author's blog a couple of weeks ago, he already stated that it was easy to recognise HULK's attacks because they come in a specific order. He also went on to say that he developed THOR which recognises and nullifies HULK. What research did Prolexic do more-so than just reading the blog about HULK and THOR? Did they even get down to the THOR part? Doesn't sound like it.
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