ISPs 'should be responsible' for hacker attacks

  • Internet service providers (ISPs) should be made legally liable for the damage caused by "denial of service" (DoS) attacks carried out via their networks, a leading internet lawyer says.

    A DoS attack involves taking down a website or server by flooding it with meaningless traffic, usually sent from a network of tens of thousands of PCs infected with viruses and controlled remotely.

    Read the complete story here. (New Scientist)

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