Hacker Extortion

By Deane Barker on July 10, 2003

Wired News: Porn Purveyors Getting Squeezed: An anonymous hacker is taking down porn sites all over the world unless he’s paid a ransom. It’s no idle threat either — he knocked several offline with massive DOS attacks.

“The string of bizarre incidents started June 30, at gof**kyourself.com (or GFY), the best-known bulletin board for adult webmasters. A user, “Deepsy,” proclaimed that he would cripple the site in 20 minutes. GFY’s administrators had to contact him, he added, to ‘discuss … further instructions.’ … GFY members scoffed. But 20 minutes later, the board was down.”