WebHost cyber attacks competitors sites

Tue, 11th January 2011, 17:58

 A Korean newspaper is reporting that a web hosting company head was supplementing his income by organizing cyber attacks to shut down rival gambling websites. The prosecution says that it arrested a server rental company head, 32-year-old Lee, and a hacker, 37-year-old Park, on charges of attacking gambling websites with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) at the instigation of gangsters who operated an illegal gambling site on his company servers.

Lee and Park, who had managed the gang’s illegal gambling site, crippled 109 rival websites by attacking them with DDoS malware for one or two hours every day between Nov. 21 and Dec. 15 last year.

Lee was also alleged to have instigated a DDoS attacks on a job information website that rejected using his company’s web hosting services.