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Lycos Europe organizing a DDoS attack against spammers
From: Feher Tamas <etomcat () freemail hu>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 13:38:31 +0100 (CET)

Lycos Europe organizing a DDoS attack against spammers

Lycos Europe has started organizing a distributed
denial-of-service attack against web sites run by spammers.

Lycos, via its
website, is offering a free screensaver for download. The
screensavers make constant http requests to spam websites.
The idea is to slow down spam servers by overloading them -
ie. by launching a DDoS. Which is illegal in many, many

Although this seems like a good idea, finnish anti-virus
copany F-Secure comments they cannot recommend using such
screen saver because of possible legal problems.

BTW, the above mentioned anti-spam DDoS site itself is being
DDoSed right now. Maybe it's intentional, maybe just too
much public attention.

Sincerely: Tamas Feher.

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