Shostack + Friends Blog Archive, the story

As anyone who takes advice from the Vice President now knows, he didn’t really mean to tell you to go to, but, whose article still doesn’t fully support his point.

This little glitch lead the owners of, a small site that lists sellers of dictionaries and encyclopedias, to suffer a massive denial of service attack.

When they figured out what was happening, they redirected visitors to George Soros’s anti-Bush site, which seems to be down as I type it.

File under security not only for the denial of service attack, or the clever response, but the important need for integrity as a component of a security plan.

(Via Dave Farber, posting to interesting-people.)