"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> __/ [Albert Grennock] on Sunday 30 October 2005 19:45 \__
> > "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:dk2gpn$1kop$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Microsoft have admittedly released a flawed operating system. That
> > operating
> >> system can be trivially hijacked due to a critical loophole and then be
> >> converted into what is commonly called a 'zombie'.
> >> At present, thousands of such zombies (essentially connected computers)
> > have
> >> been captured by vandals who are attacking my Linux Web site on a daily
> >> basis. Who can I blame for this? I cannot contact the vandals and
> >> directly blame the owners of the computers. Their computers are devised
> >> weapons behind their backs. I can only argue that a faulty product from
> >> Microsoft has let to DoS (Denial of Service) attacks on my site.
> >> Is there any chance at all of getting compensation out of Microsoft or
> >> whoever else bears guilt? Are they exempted from any responsibility for
> > what
> >> they unleash to the public? Like a car with faulty breaks?
> >> I am aware that this current scenario crosse over to our rights online.
> > Will
> >> someone be able to give me advice nonetheless? The attacks have gone on
> >> since the beginning of the month and show no signs of abatement. There
> > no
> >> way of blocking them either. I am hopeless.
> > Best to pop round to Bill Gates house with a baseball bat or better and
> > have a word
> > with him.
> Would that stop the DoS attacks?
>Would it give Microsoft the incentive to do
> something on the matter...?
Yes provided you break every bone in his body, I can guarantee that.
> Microsoft have not even apologised. From what I hear, such hijacked
> are also used to deliver spam by the millions, from untraceable IP
> addresses. It is not only me who is affected; it is anyone who uses
Gates need to be 'incentivised'. (or incinerated)