Talk about Denial of Service...This should be a CRIME!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
No new posts in 30 minutes!!!
Where will it end??
And, sysops, this post is not to encourage trolls, but a sincere PROTEST at how the forum has deteriorated.
Go to a password...call the FBI, DO SOMETHING!!!
-- Z (Z@Z.Z), February 20, 2000
Well maybe we can add "conspiracy" to the denial of service complaints. Y2K Pro and LL are definitely working together on this.
-- PA Engineer (PA Engineer@longtimelurker.com), February 20, 2000.
When a person is mentally ill, or behaving like a naughty child, I think possibly the best thing is to ignore it, but it doesn't seem as though anything works with a truly psychopathic personality.
But a strait-jacket would be a handy device right now.
-- Connie (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2000.
Block the ip address range she is getting and see if she migrates to another. Or does your software require you to specify allowed address ranges instead? Not sure how this works. I'm used to dealing with straight e-mail and not forums.
Just tryin to be helpful
-- Just passin through (email@example.com), February 20, 2000.
Wow, she is a goner! She keeps ranting on about how beautiful and single she is. That still doesn't make up for the fact that she is off her rocker, no matter how good looking!
I hope Ed will call someone high up at AOL and get her blocked for good.
-- Hawk (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2000.
I might be mistaken but Y2K Pro is not involved in this spamming attack by Laura. She appears to have gone over the edge tonight and I suspect she will slowly disappear if ignored. I wouldnt count on AOL getting involved and TOO much external complaining may have some unexpected repercussions where MIT and P. Greenspun are concerned. Not all squeaky hinges get oiled, some are thrown away.
-- Ra (email@example.com), February 20, 2000.
5' 3", 245
-- Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2000.
Technically speaking, I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "denial of service" attack, since those kinds of attacks usually bring a computer almost totally "to it's knees" and usually require a program, or several copies of a program, to do the actual attack.
However, I do believe that this qualifies as "internet harassment" and that is in fact a federal crime. According to this page, at the US DOJ site:
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)
"internet harassment" should be reported to the local FBI office.
Earlier, I posted another link to the FBI, but after reviewing that site, it looks like it is reserved for more "serious" computer crimes. I don't think that link should be used in this case.
Personally, I would hate to be forced into making this call on anyone. But we can't continue to live with the current situation. LadyLogic is braging over at Biffy that it will take her 5 minutes to get another ISP, just so she can come here and continue the SPAM attacks. She thinks it's all just one big joke.
You know, I consider myself rather liberal, but this is really out of control. I never thought that I would WANT to "turn someone in" for anything, but I don't see much choice here. This is nuts! <:(=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), February 20, 2000.
I don't believe this spam is L.L. ( watch how fast this disappears or is degerated)
-- Count our (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2000.
CTT (Cyber Terrorism Topic)
The FBI defines terrorism as the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. Cyber-terrorism could thus be defined as the use of computing resources to intimidate or coerce others.
-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 21, 2000.
I think the FBI would be interested, simply because persons with this level of psychopathology will repeat the offense over time with increased intensity but varying targets. What happens when she feels wronged by an employer, or say by a bank who charges a bounced check fee? Over time she will attack corporate and financial if not government targets, so they (the FBI) may want to intervene now, or at the very least, start tracking her now.
Of course, if we could just get her laid, the prob may disappear. Just make sure the uh male benefactor has not pet rabbits. Heh.
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), February 21, 2000.