Israeli internet security firm Blue Security
has been the subject of a massive distributed denial of service attack
. Staff are working around the clock to get the servers back on their feet, and resume normal business. Blue Security told the SANS Internet Storm Center
in an email that the company website has been receiving spam-based threats and accusations, and it is likely that it is these same parties that are responsible for the DDoS attacks.
"I have to say that the great lengths spammers have gone to in order to bring us down are worrying, not only in the specific context in which they took place in this last week, but (also) given the general idea that so much power is available to people of this nature and that they are willing to use it in order to see things go their way," Guy Rosen, a Blue Security analyst, said. "Seeing us as a threat, they did not seem to care who they brought down on the way."