DDoS for Bitcoins : DD4BC Extortionists

Tracy Kitten’s recent article on DDoS for Bitcoins (DD4BC) shows the evolution of DDoS attacks into a form of criminal extortion. The advice of law enforcement agencies is: “Don’t pay. File a complaint. Contact your ISP.” This is the online version of the classic protection racket, except that instead of Lewie the Leg Breaker visiting…