[WikiEN-l] "Doomsday" threat?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 15:06:42 UTC 2006

On 11/10/06, Oskar Sigvardsson <oskarsigvardsson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> What if one of these people wrote a script and installed it on all of
> their bots so that they register an account and then randomly attack
> and vandalise articles? I mean, there could be literally thousands of
> edits flowing in every minute. Not only would this probably make the
> servers screech to a grinding halt, it would cause huge damage to the
> content of the site.

Some say this has already occurred and the arms race between the bad
idiots and the good idiots is really quite advanced now.

- d.

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