Florida man charged in botnet attack on Akamai
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| A federal court in Boston on Tuesday heard charges
| that 32-year-old John Bombard of Seminole used a
| variant of the Gaobot e-mail worm to turn
| computers--including systems at two universities
| whose names have not been disclosed--into an arsenal
| of "zombies" or "bots" that he could control
| This distributed denial-of-service attack,
| launched June 15, 2004, rendered many of Akamai's
| clients' Web sites temporarily inaccessible,
| according to the charges.
Let's believe that someone will fight fire with fire...
Any time such incidents arise, a finger should be pointed at the
culprits (or "criminals"). Upgrading to Linux is not an option, it's a