[funsec] Delicious Irony of the Day: BillOReilly.com DDoS'd
fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Mar 9 19:41:21 CST 2007
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Props to Alex Eckelberry and the crew at Sunbelt for noticing this
first, some background here at InformationWeek.
The official Web site for Bill O'Reilly was taken down by a repeated
denial-of-service attack this week.
The site for the controversial conservative pundit was hit over the course
of two days, according to an advisory posted on the Web site.
"BillOReilly.com was attacked repeatedly by a malicious technology called a
'botnet,' " reads the statement. "This means that the site was bombarded by
data that overloaded our firewalls. We had to take the site down in order
to protect it, and so we could make sure that every possible countermeasure
was being taken."
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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