Explore BrainMass

Mafiaboy's Exploits

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Using the web, determine the extent of Mafiaboy's exploits. How many sites did he compromise and how? How was he caught?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 10:05 pm ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Mafiaboy was a Canadian teenager who intentionally crippled major website giants from 7th to 15th of February of 2000. He used the denial of service attaches (DOS) on the web servers which ultimately got flooded with huge number of requests for data that caused the servers to get effectively clogged.

He attacked the web servers of following sites:

1. Amazon
2. CNN
3. Dell
4. eBay
5. Yahoo ...