DoS attack on The Million Dollar Homepage

Amir Herzberg herzbea at
Wed Jan 18 12:25:49 EST 2006

I found the enclosed of some interest..

From:, The Million Dollar 
Blog, Tuesday 17th January 2006:

Site downtime, DDoS attack

I can confirm that has been subjected to a 
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by malicious hackers who 
have caused the site to be extremely slow loading or completely 
unavailable since last Thursday, 12th January 2006.

I can also confirm that a demand for a substantial amount of money was 
made which makes this a criminal act of extorsion. The FBI are 
investigating and I'm currently working closely with my hosting company, 
Sitelutions, to bring the site back online as soon as possible. More 
news soon.
Best regards,

Amir Herzberg

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Bar Ilan University
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