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Spyware fighter under DDoS attack by DollarRevenue trojan

My good friend and colleague in the spyware fighting business, Patrick Jordan, aka Webhelper on the forums, has been under a DDoS attack since June 16 at his website, webhelper4u.com. This is not the first time anti-spyware websites have been attacked by the malware pushers. In 2004 several well known sites in the anti-spyware community were hit.

My good friend and colleague in the spyware fighting business, Patrick Jordan, aka Webhelper on the forums, has been under a DDoS attack since June 16 at his website, webhelper4u.com. I'm not linking to his site in order to conserve his bandwidth.  Here's what he posted.

Updated: 19 June, 2006 05:12 PM

As of June 16, 2006, I have been under a DDos attack from a trojan installer that DollarRevenue.com began using which was called from one of the Russian VladZone gangs sites and which with my current hosting company, I cannot block the attacks which in 3 days went over 125 Gig in bandwidth usage of my alloted 200Gig per month. They are putting url addressess to free web pages designed to load my sites pages as if they were images and with the use of a trojan from the VladZone and bundled in DollarRevenue.com infestations, I cannot and will not put all my time into fighting groups that have been running since 2003 and authorities around the world have not been able to stop.

This is not the first time anti-spyware websites have been attacked by the malware pushers. In 2004 several well known sites in the anti-spyware community were hit, including Spywareinfo.com, TomCoyote.org, Merijn.org (maker of HijackThis and other anti-spyware tools) CastleCops.com (formerly ComputerCops.biz), Safernetworking.org (home of Spybot Search & Destroy), and Net-Integration (no longer online) were DDoSed for weeks upon weeks. Last year Ben Edelman's site was also attacked.

I previously blogged about DollarRevenue and the massive infestations that come with their malware, probably due in part to their high affiliate pay per install rates.