Can this be considered a denial of service attack?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Can this be considered a denial of service attack? Sysops, think it is time to contact the Feds?
-- justwondering (email@example.com), February 17, 2000
This was exactly the kind of "good fun" that the FBI is investigating on behalf of eTrade, Yahoo, etc. A prankster sets up a computer to flood a remote system with anonymous messages, the result is that other users are unable to conduct their cyber business and the system maintainers must expend effort to tidy things up.
While I don't agree 100% with those who call this a crime, the FBI and the court system currently treats this kind of activity as a felony.
The reasoning is that the time that chuck, diane etc. expend is value stolen.
-- cory (kiyoinc@ibm.XOUT.net), February 17, 2000.
CORY you are right!
Must be some real Y2K Breaking News out there ...
The gargoyles have gone ape-$#!+ crazy
They *MUST* have robot-post spider-crawlers!
Forum needs the FBI
Sic RENO on 'em!
Really, the FEDS are in the mood to bust DOS (denial of service) bums.
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2000.
Must be doing something right, guys. Putting tonight's posts on disk. Hot board!!!!Someone's nervous.
-- mike in houston (email@example.com), February 17, 2000.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
If we were to report these offenders to the FBI and the FBI just laughed at us, would this be an example of preferential treatment, where the guys with the bucks get protection but the little guys have to fend for themselves?
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2000.
Ummm....I doubt the FBI would be concerned with this board unless it was troublesome for TPTB. If so, it could be behind these attacks and if not, it surely wouldn't come to the rescue.
-- canthappen (email@example.com), February 18, 2000.