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Re: handling ddos attacks

  • From: Danny McPherson
  • Date: Thu May 20 23:20:04 2004


On May 20, 2004, at 8:10 PM, Tim Wilde wrote:

Call your local branch of the US Secret Service, if you're in the states,
and ask for their electronic crimes division. If you're not in the
states, contact your comprable local authority. They can work with you to
coordinate with other jurisdictions, etc.

You may have some luck directly with the local police at the point of
origin, but it generally helps to have a broader agency involved to
coordinate matters.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has actually been successful
prosecuting an attacker for launching a "distributed" DOS attack.
I suspect it occurs very INfrequently (with the recent trend in
extortion aside, as it often results in "paper trails") --
unfortunately.

Any pointers?

-danny