Interesting Story about DDoS attacks

Jul 26th, 2005

Category: Misc.

Interesting Story about DDoS attacks

How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took On an Extortionist and Won – CSO Magazine – May 2005
The story recounts the efforts of one company to resist an extortion attempt based on DDoS of the targets website. This seems to be an increasing trend at the moment, and is additional evidence that the worm and virus writers we’ll be seeing in the future won’t be kids looking for kudos on IRC, but professionals who view compromised systems as a resource to be used, in this case, for criminal ends.