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Friday, February 11, 2005

Denial of service attack on anti-spyware site

There's war going on out there and it's not just in Iraq as TechWeb indicates here
The Web site of anti-spyware researcher Ben Edelman was knocked offline by a denial-of-service (DoS) attack earlier this week, a move Edelman attributed to spyware backers.
Edelman, a Ph.D. candidate and law student at Harvard, runs a Web site that posts news of spyware as well as his own research into the malware. The site was knocked out Monday and Tuesday, as well as several hours last week, by a DoS attack that his hosting company said was the biggest they'd ever seen.

As noted in an earlier posting, Microsoft's new anti-spyware program is also under attack.

Is this just commercial interests fighting back or something else?

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