Florida 'botmaster' charged with Akamai DDoS attack
A Florida man was in federal court today, accused of launching a DDoS attack on Akamai which brought much of the internet to its knees - for a few hours.
John Bombard, 32, of Seminole is charged with hacking into two computer systems as part of a scheme to build a botnet of "zombie" PCs to attack Akamai. According to the FBI, Bombard compromised these systems using a variant of the GAOBOT worm.
At The Register.
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