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18 May 2005

DDoS extortion

Distributed Denial of Service attacks are being used to extort money from on-line businesses. This is hardly hot news but various experts in a Computerworld piece say this is an increasing threat. More interesting is the emergence of commercial tools to mitigate DDoS attacks, giving victims an alternative way to spend their money (I would be surprised if there were no free tools with the same aim out there, at least in development by the wonderful public-spirited open source community).
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