Florida 'botmaster' charged with Akamai DDoS attack

Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 8:36 AM EST

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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