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Lycos Europe organizing a DDoS attack against spammers Posted by Mikko @ 08:00 GMT

makelovenotspam.com
In a surprising move, Lycos Europe has started organizing a distributed denial-of-service attack against web sites run by spammers.

Lycos, via its makelovenotspam.com site, is offering a free screensaver for download. The screensavers make constant http requests to spam websites. The idea is to slow down spam servers by overloading them - ie. by launching a DDoS. Which is illegal in many, many countries.

Although this seems like a good idea, we don't recommend using the screen saver because of possible legal problems.

 

 






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