Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

KISA Attack

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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 05:25:40 -0400 To: From: John Young <> Subject: KISA Attack Sender: Reply-To: John Young <>

For the past two days has been under attack by the Korea Information Security Agency

which has set up (or allowed) a couple of robots to issue a sustained flood of requests for the same three files, one per second, which has nearly stopped access by others.

We've written the <> to no effect. The phone listed at the KISA web site does not answer. A robot exclusion file has not worked.

Any suggestions for ways to ebola the invaders? We filed criminal charges with the international cybercrimes tribunal but do not expect rapid deployment of their cooping cops -- spooned with KISA's.

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----------------- Robert A. Hettinga <mailto:> The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <> 44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA "... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity, [predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

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