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zomgbbq 544 days ago | link | parent

I believe that most people pay. It is perceived to be cheaper to pay off the extortionists than to mitigate the DoS attack.


Shenglong 544 days ago | link

I've been put into a similar situation before, but I couldn't find any convincing evidence that I wouldn't be extorted in the future, even if I did pay.

What's the logic behind this? After all, DDoSers probably aren't upstanding citizens.

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tisme 544 days ago | link

Paying an extortionist is the one way in which you guarantee that you'll be extorted in the future.

Think of it as entering into a subscription arrangement.

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