Florida 'botmaster' charged with Akamai DDOS attack
A Florida man was in federal court today, accused of launching a DDOS attack on Akamai which brought much of the internet to its knees for a few hours. John Bombard, 32, of Seminole is charged with hacking into two computer systems as part of a scheme to build a botnet of "zombie" PCs to attack Akamai.
According to the FBI, Bombard compromised these systems using a variant of the GAOBOT worm. The bot network assembled for the Akamai attack included PCs at "two major universities", which are not named. Florida 'botmaster' charged with Akamai DDOS attack | Channel Register
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