Large DDoS, small extortion

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Thu May 22 15:50:16 UTC 2014


On May 22, 2014, at 10:23 PM, Livingood, Jason <Jason_Livingood at cable.comcast.com> wrote:

>  He actually said negotiation is always useful and sometimes paying a ransom demand can serve as a method to track where the money goes, to identify all the actors involved for later action (which may apply in this case).

Bad advice for online stuff, as a) it's very, very rare that the perpetrators are caught, and b) word will get around that you're an easy mark - so, more attacks, more (and more expensive) extortion.

*Never* pay extortion money to a DDoSer.

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