Large DDoS, small extortion

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at cox.net
Fri May 23 23:47:57 UTC 2014


On 5/23/2014 1:09 PM, Barry Shein wrote:
>
> 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?

Given the the current status of reputation, ordinary, run-of-the-mill 
common sense, and a calm, reflective consideration of the obvious, I 
would say yes, follow the advice that makes sense, but pay NO money, not 
even as bait.

If they want to put up taxpayer money from their budget, I would still 
worry for the reasons given.

-- 
Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
                                           (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)


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