Is Gene Simmons’ official website www.GeneSimmons.com still under attack for his comment about suing everyone who has stolen music? According to the fan site AnyThingKiss.com it was down today. My attempt to load the site at 7pm PST resulted in a very slow load time. If this is a DDoS attack using a botnet than Gene is going to have a difficult time tracing the attack back to the computer or computers that originated the attack. Botnets take over potentially millions of infected PCs around the world and remotely control and direct them to attack a specific domain. Something tells me this battle is not over.
Gene Simmons, frontman of the band KISS, is hardly impressed with the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on GeneSimmons.com – and indirectly – SimmonsRecords.com. In fact, according to a news post made to his site yesterday, Gene is threatening legal action against the perpetrators, along with posting their names and pictures online.
Proving those responsible behind a DDoS attack is difficult, if not impossible. The first step in their investigation is to gather the IP addresses that connected during the attack, and attempt to discern those taking part in the attack from those merely visiting. The goal of the investigation would be to find those originating the attack. — As of 9:09pm on Oct. 17, Genesimmons.com was offline.
via Anything KISS.