Large DDoS, small extortion
bzs at world.std.com
Fri May 23 18:09:18 UTC 2014
On May 24, 2014 at 00:38 rdobbins at arbor.net (Roland Dobbins) wrote:
> Never, under any circumstances, pay. Not even if you've persuaded
> the Men from U.N.C.L.E. to help you, and they suggest you pay
> because they think they can trace the money, do not pay.
Ok, you're recommending $VICTIM ignores or resists the advice of law
enforcement authorities, right?
What is this based on other than your subsequent "common sense"
reasoning? (directly below)
>Because, irrespective of what happens with this one attacker, you
>will be swarmed by countless others. Attackers brag when they're
>paid; they'll exaggerate how much they received, and then you have a
>much bigger problem.
By "irrespective of what happens" do you include your earlier
suggestion that the attacker might be traced and arrested?
Tracing the money in extortion schemes is a common tactic. Obviously
the likelihood of success has to be evaluated. But a lot of criminals
are dumb or perhaps put better naive. DDos'ing is one thing,
successfully laundering money is a different skill set.
I just don't know and would suggest reliance on case studies and
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