07-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Sophos Wrote:Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.
25-year-old Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, of Moscow, was arrested in Cyprus last week under an international arrest warrant, having been indicted in a federal court last year for launching botnet-powered denial-of-service attacks against Amazon.com, eBay and Priceline.
The impact of these attacks meant that customers had problems accessing the websites - meaning, effectively, that the sites stopped making money.
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