Cyber-Criminals Threat to Take Life of Australian Kingpin of Web-Domain
Michael Gilmour a prominent person leading the web-domain business in Melbourne had cyber-criminals send him death threats since he began making public their defrauding techniques against investors of Internet advertising, published SoftPedia in news dated September 9, 2011.
At first, an international botnet attacked the personal blog of Gilmour along with his commerce site with an enormous denial-of-service (DOS) assault that since forced him to keep the websites offline.
Gilmour said that the assault was directly associated with his articles he posted onto his blog about people who were performing fraudulent activities within the web-domain sector after pushing in malicious traffic via such domains, stealing credentials of fair domain owners following the buying of parking accounts. The trend was extensive while costing several million dollars, he continued, while David Harry.me reported it on September 8, 2011.
Gilmour further said that at first the scammers targeted his blog following which they executed the DDoS assault against this firm, then on michaelgilmour.com and eventually again on whizzbangsblog.com at present.
But, Gilmour ignored the assaults till the time the death intimidations became visible as URLs implanted within the attack fields.
Initially, he regarded the assaults as an indication of his asserting an issue with his articles. However, after sometime he perceived that the situation was becoming serious as he got death intimidations embedded on the URLs generated within the search results.
Gilmour stated that never before had he got the kind of threat in question, while reporting the incident to the police, the officials suggested that he be serious about it.
The incident led to the involvement of the federal agency of law enforcement too, with the online crooks getting tracked to computer-servers, which regulated PCs from India, China and Ukraine for executing operations.
Moreover, the assaults went through the investigation of forensics specialists as well within the U.S Secret Service as a few servers were traced to America.
With the government neglecting the current danger over the past decade, according to Gilmour, he's disturbed
However, Victoria Police contacted the Attorney General's Office along with the U.S Secret Service to report the incident for examination.
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