A LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) is one of the most powerful DOS attacking tools freely available. If you follow news related to hacking and security issues, you doubtless have been hearing about this tool for the past several months. It has become widely used, including in some highly-publicized attacks against the PayPal, Mastercard and Visa servers a few months back.This tool was also the weapon of choice implemented by the famous hacker group, Anonymous, who have claimed responsibility for many high profile hacking attacks, among them, hacks against Sony, the FBI and other US security agencies. The group not only used this tool, but also requested that others download it and join Anonymous attacks via IRC.
Steps to perform DOS attack against a website (On Targeted URL or IP)
“Remember, before performing such attacks, you must have permit from target owner to do so, or else it is illegal and punishable under IT Acts & Laws.”
Run the executable LOIC tool.
Enter the URL of the website in The URL field and click on Lock O. Then, select attack method (TCP, UDP or HTTP). I will recommend TCP to start. These 2 options are necessary to start the attack.
Change other parameters per your choice or leave it to the default. Now click on the Big Button labeled as “IMMA CHARGIN MAH LAZER.” You have just mounted an attack on the target.
After starting the attack you will see some numbers in the Attack status fields. When the requested number stops increasing, restart the LOIC or change the IP.
You can also give the UDP attack a try. Users can also set the speed of the attack by the slider. It is set to faster as default but you can slow down it with the slider.
Performing DOS Attack Against a Live Website
“It is to be noted, The target site (i.e "http://www.4testing.c1.biz/") is owned by ADMIN of CYBER4ALL. And all activities are performed under surveillence. The attack which i am about to demonstrate is only for educational purposes. No one should perform such activities on any target without owner's consent.”
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Currently he's pursuing Masters in CYBER Security. His area of interest are Digital forensics, Malware analysis & Security Assessments & Penetesting. He is active blogger and publisher of Cyber Security related articles on Cyber4All.
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