LOIC

LOIC marked as threat by Mcafee

this mornings Security Advisory: MTIS10-233 includes this warning.

Low Orbit Ion Cannon (Tool)
MTIS10-233-A
THREAT IDENTIFIER(S) LOIC
THREAT TYPE Malware
RISK ASSESSMENT Medium
MAIN THREAT VECTORS Web
USER INTERACTION REQUIRED Yes
DESCRIPTION The Low Orbit Ion Cannon is an HTTP-based attack tool used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks. Created as a network stress-testing tool, LOIC has been used in several high-profile attacks against commercial and organized sites/entities.
IMPORTANCE Medium. This tool is being used in conjunction with the ‘Operation Payback’ attacks.
MCAFEE PRODUCT COVERAGE
DAT FILES Partial coverage (via file reputation) is available on systems with Global Threat Intelligence (formerly known as Artemis) enabled.
VIRUS SCAN ENTERPRISE SCAN BOP Under analysis
HOST IPS Under analysis
NETWORK SECURITY PLATFORM The UDS Release of December 9 (UDS-IRC: Possible Operation Payback IRC Activities Detected) provides coverage for the network traffic generated by this tool when communicating with specific IRC servers.
VULNERABILITY MANAGER Under analysis
WEB GATEWAY Under analysis
REMEDIATION MANAGER Under analysis
POLICY AUDITOR Under analysis
NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL Under analysis
FIREWALL ENTERPRISE Coverage is provided via native DDoS detection/protection features.
APPLICATION CONTROL Under analysis
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION McAfee: How to Enable McAfee Global Threat Intelligence in your McAfee product.

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