Twinge Attack? What does this mean?

By SultanGris
Nov 29, 2007
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    Time Message Source Destination Note
    Nov/29/2007 14:57:37 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:56:54 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:56:12 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:55:30 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:54:46 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:54:03 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:53:21 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:52:38 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:51:56 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped
    Nov/29/2007 14:51:13 TWINGE ATTACK Detect Packet Dropped


    Above is a copy/paste of my router's log. I just recently started noticing this in the log, no clue where its coming from, as both the source and destination fields are blank. Anyone have a clue what this is, how to stop it, or if I should even be worried, as it seems as though the router is taking care of it by dropping the packets. I called my ISP and asked them, but Im on extended dsl, and they say that they cant tell where its coming from, which sounds like complete and total BS to me. You would think they would have a record of all traffic that goes through their servers. What does anyone think about this? seen it before? Google says that a twinge attack is an ICMP flood, but thats all the info I could find on it.
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  3. SultanGris

    SultanGris Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 207

    hrm, i didnt find that in my google, hehe, but thanks, sheds some light on it anyways i guess. My wan ping wasnt blocked, but i blocked it a few days ago, after i noticed the attacks, so maybe that dude is right about it taking a while. Im gonna try completely unplugging my router when I dont use my Internet also, perhaps that will discourage them faster.

    Thanks again.
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