TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Lycos Pulls Anti-Spam 'Vigilante' Campaign

Re: Lycos Pulls Anti-Spam 'Vigilante' Campaign

DevilsPGD (
Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:00:26 -0700

In message <> Rick Merrill
<> wrote:

>> "I find the anti-spam downloadable DDoS tool to be without a doubt
>> irresponsible, possibly illegal,

> Illegal? Right, and enforced by the international "internet police"?

Most countries have laws that can be stretched to cover denial of
service attacks, especially against a business' website.

There are a number of potential issues, a big one being that you might
take down a website on the same server as the spammer. That business
has likely done nothing wrong (legally), and would have a cause of
action against anyone supporting the DDoS.

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