Online thugs assault security help sites


The good guys are taking a hit in the ongoing online war between the thugs who profit from phishing and malware, and those who work to stop them.

For two weeks, Web sites such as CastleCops.com, which offers help to those hit by malware and actively works to shut down malicious Web sites, have been under attack. In what's known as a DDoS (distributed denial of service), black hats are flooding CastleCops with a barrage of garbage data in an attempt to overwhelm the site and knock it offline.

"It's the folks who are out there in the trenches getting hit," says Paul Laudanski, who founded CastleCops five and a half years ago Online thugs assault security help sites | InfoWorld | News | 2007-09-12 | By Erik Larkin, PC World

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 19th September 2007 10:59PM