Should service providers pay for net attacks?

 作者:广解     |      日期:2019-03-02 08:17:00
By Paul Marks IMAGINE a computer criminal is threatening to mount a damaging attack on your company unless you pay thousands of dollars. The threat, which is becoming increasingly common, comes from “denial of service” (DoS) attacks, in which a hacker takes down an organisation’s website by flooding it with page requests from a network of “zombie” PCs infected with “bot” viruses. Can such attacks be stopped? Easily, say some, who argue that an internet service provider should be held legally liable if it allows a DoS attack to take place via its network. In a DoS attack,