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Re: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it?
From: <auto184605 () hushmail com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:00:13 -0800
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Not to mention this discusses US LAW, not EU.
On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 09:19:02 -0800 Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 22:22:30 EST, KrispyKringle said:
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
among other things, ``knowingly cause the transmission of a
information, code, or command, and as a result of such conduct,
intentionally cause damage without authorization, to a protected
computer,'' which pretty much covers viruses and other malware.
would appear to apply to the Lycos software as well, given that
``causes damage without authorization to a protected computer.''
is the key point, one that has not, to my knowledge, been tested
The point that Lycos is probably betting on is the "causes
damage". If their
rate-limiting works, they're *NOT* actually causing a DDoS - if
the site is
still responding, claiming "damage to the computer" is quite the
Damage to the bandwidth bill from your provider - that's something
sure that's a criminal offense, but I'd not be at all surprised if
left holding the bag for the unpail bill (what - you think the
actually pay for the bandwidth? ;) might go after Lycos on the
cost me money" theory of civil tort.
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Re: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it? bkfsec (Dec 02)
Re: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it? Jason Coombs (Dec 03)
Re: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it? auto184605 (Dec 03)
RE: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it? Tatercrispies (Dec 05)