On 10/11/06, Oskar Sigvardsson <oskarsigvardsson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This user is obviously a nut-job, but this is
something we should
atleast consider. I remember a while back when a vandalbot started
attacking ANI, which effectively shut it down for a long period of
time. This was before semi-protection, so today that specific threat
could be easily dealt with, but what if he had attacked random
It's a fact that there are botnet-operators out there with tens of
thousands of computers, and they demand money from websites in
exchange for them not being DDoSed. This is not even rare, it's fairly
common in this brand new world.
Top-ten websites tend not to be DDoSed with any level of success. As
a general rule, if your website can survive a Slashdotting, it can
survive anything a botnet operator can throw at it.