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October 25, 2006

Florida Man Charged in Bot Attack on Akamai

A Florida man was charged with breaking into protected computers at two unnamed universities, and then using bot networks created via those hacks to initiate denial of service attacks against Akamai.  32 year old John Bombard (interesting name given the allegations) was charged in Boston with two counts of intentionally accessing protected computers without authorization.  He faces up to two years in prison, another year of supervised release and $400,000 in fines.  Akamai distributes web content for their customers, including the United States Supreme Court.  The attack on Akamai took place on June 15, 2004.

Stories are in Computerworld, ZDNet, the Boston Business Journal, and the Register.

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