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+ - Meetup.com under DDOS after refusing to pay $300 ransom.

Submitted by realized
realized (2472730) writes "Social media site Meetup.com is currently fighting off a DDOS attack after the company refused to pay a $300 ransom to not go through with the attack.

According to reports, the company's CEO, Scott Heiferman, got an email that said “A competitor asked me to perform a DDoS attack on your website. I can stop the attack for $300 USD. Let me know if you are interested in my offer”.

Before Heiferman finished reading the email the company started getting attacked.

The attack has been going on since last Thursday.

More information can be found on meetup’s official blog"
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Meetup.com under DDOS after refusing to pay $300 ransom.

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