Ransom DDoS attack - need help!

Stephen mailman at tuxcon.com
Wed Dec 9 04:08:15 UTC 2015

I believe that is what he meant, yeah. Figurative opening of the bank
account - showing them that you're willing to pay makes you a target
for future payments as well.
On Thu, 03 Dec 2015, Daniel Corbe wrote:

> > On Dec 3, 2015, at 10:26 AM, Nick Hilliard <nick at foobar.org> wrote:
> > 
> > On 03/12/2015 08:15, halp us wrote:
> >> a very well known group that has been in the news lately. Recently they've
> >> threatened to carry out a major DDoS attack if they are not paid by a
> >> deadline which is approaching. They've performed an attack of a smaller
> >> magnitude to prove that they're serious.
> > 
> > bear in mind that if you pay a ransom like this:
> > 
> > 1. you're opening up a bank account for them to dip into whenever they feel
> > they need more money.
> Most of these types of service ransom deals are conducted via bitcoin.  So I don’t see how this could be the case unless you mean to say that appeasing your attackers is a bad idea because they might just be emboldened enough to try and extort you again whenever the piggy bank is beginning to run dry.

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