For those not familiar with being slashdotted (or /.’d); it’s a legal form of a distributed denial of service. Massive amount of geeks visit the website that was linked to, most servers on the internet can barely handle the demand, since Slashdot is one of the most popular sites on the internet.
Bubba, meet Spammer. Spammer, meet Bubba. Yahoo! News – Dozens Arrested in ‘Spam’ Crackdown is the article with details about the Justice Department catching dozens of spammers and making them sit in a small cell and wonder why they sent out so many Viagra emails. Justice never tasted so sweet.
” Internet providers like America Online have filed dozens of spam lawsuits over the past year, and the Federal Trade Commission for years has shut down marketers who send fraudulent or deceptive e-mail.”