[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-76: Auto Trader website attacked

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Mon Apr 25 09:22:09 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-76: Auto Trader website attacked
*WHID ID: *2011-76
*Date Occurred: *April 19, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Automotive
*Attacked Entity Geography: *USA
*Incident Description: *According to a story released on the Auto Trader
blog page, the Auto Trader website was subject to an attack from midday on
Apil 19th until the early hours of April 20th.
The attack disrupted access to the sight, causing it to run slowly or not
open at all. According to the blog the attack originated from abroad. Such
attacks, called denial of service, or DDOS attacks, are desig
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/buying-and-selling/2011-04/auto-trader-website-attacked/
*Attack Source Geography:*
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