The High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) stealth DDoS attack tool targets up to 256 URLs simultaneously and randomizes attack signatures. This cybersecurity threat advisory analyzes the HOIC tool’s DDoS attack patterns and provides protection strategies and recommended mitigation.
The High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) is the follow-up to the opt-in DDoS tool Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) used by the AnonOps hacking collective.
The DDoS underground has been urging participants to abandon the LOIC tool in favor of HOIC, making it likely that HOIC-based attacks will become increasingly common.
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