Sunday, June 8, 2003

The next DDoS?

Lawrence Baldwin has made a prediction that the next big DDoS will be a distributed spam attack. I like his graffic but don't think he's taken the idea far enough. We've already seen the Jeem worm which supplies its own SMTP engine and reports home upon successful infection.

Given better infection vectors, I think we'll see Lawrence Baldwin's prediction come true. Maybe just not from the direction we'd thought it would come.