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MAR 04, 2014 - SocialTimes.com

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MeetUp.com Rebuffs Extortion by Amateur DDoS Attacker

Bitly wasn’t the only service hit with a DDoS attack recently. Meetup.com, the social network geared toward creating local clubs, had its service knocked out for the better part of four days. Meetup Co founder and CEO Scott Heiferman released a blog post about the attack, and he included some interesting details. According to Heiferman’s account, he received an email on from a supposed DDoS attacker, claiming that a Meetup competitor had requested the attack. “I can stop the attack for $300 USD. Let me know if you are interested in my offer,” the email said. Then, the Meetup servers became ... Read More

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