The series of tough DDoS attacks completely took out Blue’s site and service, and additionally caused problems for millions of bloggers who host their blogs with Six Apart Ltd's Typepad and LiveJournal services. Seemingly this was all the work of "PharmaMaster" - a hacker of what is believed to be Russian origin. The hacker spammed Blue's users, threatening to spam them further unless they uninstalled BlueFrog and quit the service. Finally, PharmaMaster began some devastating DDoS attacks.
"After recovering from the attack, we determined that once we reactivated the Blue Community, spammers would resume their attacks," Blue said in a letter to its members. "We cannot take the responsibility for an ever-escalating cyber war through our continued operations."
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