Attacks mounting on Million Dollar Homepage

The wildly successful pixel-powered Web page of a British university student is coming under increasingly intense distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks trying to knock down the profitable brainstorm.

Alex Tew, who created The Million Dollar Homepage to finance his schooling, has been selling pixels for $1 each since September and auctioned the last 1,000 pixels earlier this week on eBay Inc. The technicolor site resembles a well-traveled suitcase covered with stickers, ranging from Che Guevara's image to a stop-smoking ad to a yellow smiley face, all leading to paid links. Attacks mounting on 'Million Dollar Homepage' - Computerworld

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