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

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th October 2006 10:17PM