Brute Force Uptick

Okay, so just to clarify, am I actually breaking this news? No. Definitely not. But my automated log scanner picked up a jump in malicious activity yesterday on my network, so it’s worth taking a closer look. First, we see the jump in numbers:

Note that addresses have been lazily obfuscated but do not actually belong to the same class C, though some do share common ASNs (and some do indeed share a common class C). Wonderful, so let’s take a look at the log itself (a small sample is presented below for brevity):

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On Struggle

No code today.

It’s 2 AM and I’m at that wonderfully frustrating in-between stage of fatigue where one is too tired to complete any tasks requiring significant concentration, and one is too active to sleep. Plus, I’m slated to start a two week graveyard rotation at work, so I need to tweak my sleep schedule a bit, which makes this a perfect time to crack open that Red Bull and muse about my existence. Or maybe just sit here and stare blankly at my screen while the second season of Big Bang Theory hums on in the background.

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