Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Online Thugs Assault Sites That Specialize in Security Help

Erik Larkin writes on PC World:

The good guys are taking a hit in the ongoing online war between the thugs who profit from phishing and malware, and those who work to stop them.

For two weeks, Web sites like CastleCops.com, which offers help to those hit by malware and also actively works to shut down malicious Web sites, have been under attack. In what's known as a distributed denial of service, black hats are flooding CastleCops with a barrage of garbage data in an attempt to overwhelm the site and knock it offline.

More here.


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