Thursday, December 12, 2013

Participate in DDOS Attack for One Minute, Pay $183,000 Fine?

"The attack managed to take the website down for about 15 minutes and according to estimates, the loss sustained by Koch Industries was less than $5,000, a good deal less than the fine Rosol is facing. The reason behind the huge fine? Apparently this is to cover the expenses that Koch Industries had to pay to a consulting firm to better secure its servers. The fine is currently being appealed and while performing a DDoS is illegal, a fine of $183,000 seems excessive compared to the loss of $5,000:"

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