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Attackers Kill Anti-Fraud Site
Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 29 September 2007 11:30 buckles, collapses under weight of month-long denial-of-service attack
SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 | 4:30 PM
By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

Some days, the hackers win.

The operators of had one of those days earlier this week when they announced -- from another site -- that they are finally giving up their fight against a persistent denial-of-service attack and closing their site down.

The site, which tracked and reported on online scams and scammers, has been overwhelmed by botnet-borne traffic since August. "At the moment, there is no way of knowing for how long the zombie attacks will continue," says the site's chief executive, who is known only as Aldavor. " is extremely doubtful whether [Fraudwatch] will ever again see the light of day."

Fraudwatch didn't give up without a fight. After attempting to stem the DOS attack by working with its hosting provider, the fraud site then moved its operations to a separate server. "When the site moved to another exclusive server, [the DOS attack] increased in its intensity to the extent that the entire server bank was being adversely affected," Aldavor reported earlier this week.. More    Comment in the Forum

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