What benefit would hackers achieve here?

  CurlyWhirly 20:12 20 Oct 2004

What possible benefit would hackers get by launching a DDOS attack against The Register website as explained at click here?

If the attack was launched at an anti-virus company or Microsoft itself I could then see WHY it was attempted!

  CurlyWhirly 06:45 21 Oct 2004

You may be right as perhaps they did it for a prank!

  CurlyWhirly 18:55 21 Oct 2004

Yes you would think that they would use some sort of hardware firewall to minimise these attacks.
I have just tried to get on to the Register Website a few minutes ago but I am shown "Website not responding (Error 502)": click here

They must still be under the DDOS atack.

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