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Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Panama News DDoSed - February 2007


DATE:
2007-02

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Panama

AFFECTED SITES:
thepanamanews.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Removed by ISP due to overage charges

SOURCE COUNTRY:
China

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Owner suspects "right-wing elements in the American community," but seems like speculation

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Panama's Online English-Language Newspaper. "On Monday a hacker coming through a server in China put a bot into The Panama News and ran up a huge amount of bandwidth. So, profiteering off of this criminal act, the webserver Datarealm send me a bill for $1,600 for the extra bandwidth and now has closed down The Panama News website for nonpayment." (2)

"There is a pattern. I ask readers for funds in March and September, and in or just before those months, without fail for the past four years, I have had various electronic attacks. " (2)

The site owner and ISP eventually came to an agreement to pay a fraction of the original $1600.

URLS:
1. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/2/23/305240/-On-line-newspaper-shut-down-by-spammer
2. http://www.upsizethis.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=30892


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