Planned DDOS campaign against DNS is meant to highlight piracy legislation issues
The DDOS campaign is expected to target the world’s 13 domain name servers (DNSs), that allow the public to use the internet by translating human legible text-string URLs into machine-readable IP addresses. If the attack indeed materializes and if the DNS servers are all taken down, the Mayan apocalypse could come early — the internet could blink offline.
The Pastebin describes:
In other words “we’re not trying to kill the internet, but we’re trying to kill it for a little bit,” implies Anonymous.
The posting goes into the planned attack in explicit detail. The tool use will be the Reflective DNS Amplification DDoS tool. By spoofing the DNS server with small UDP packets which appear to have orginated from the DNS server itself, the attacker tricks the DNS server into sending messages to itself creating a cascade of failures. The “amplified” part comes from the fact that the sent packets are small, but they trigger a large barrage of data.