January 19, 2005Attack of the Killer Dictionaries!
Holy Mama! When I checked the statistics for Tuesday, January 18, I was greeted by an incredibly high amount of dictionary attack activity at the domain I use to track this stuff. While dictionary attacks (attempts to send mail to as many user name combinations of a domain as possible in the hopes of finding a few good ones) ratcheted up to over 50,000 in a 24-hour period. Normal activity is in the 4000-7000 range.Posted on January 19, 2005 at 06:39 AM