Mobile Low Orbit Ion Canon (LOIC)

January 15, 2013 01:00 PM

Mobile LOIC is the online web version of LOIC. It is a Java script-based HTTP DoS tool that is delivered within an HTML page, consisting of a simple 100 lines of code that executes-loop generating web requests. It has very few options and can only conduct HTTP floods. It is possible to append text with an appropriately revolutionary message.

Unlike its PC counterpart LOIC, it does not support more complex options, including randomization of URLs and remote control by IRC botnets (“the hive”). This tool is flexible because it can run on various browsers and accessed remotely. Normally attack organizers post a URL for the website hosting the page and invite others to use the tool to attack the specified target. The HTML page may be hosted on a website and as only a web browser is required, an attacker can even use a smart phone to generate an attack.

Mobile LOIC is very simple to operate since it needs only three configurable parameters:

  • Target URL - specifies the URL of the attacked target. Must start with http://
  • Requests per second - specifies the number of desired requests to be sent per second
  • Append message - specifies the content for the message parameter to be sent within the URL of HTTP requests

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