Million Dollar Site DDOSd

The Register reports that http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/ has been pummelled over the past week by extortionists looking to cash-in on the success of the pixel-flogging site.

The site has received worldwide media attention after generating more than $1m in advertising revenue by selling pixels.

But earlier this month, Alex Tew, the UK student behind the site, received an email demanding he cough up $5,000 ($2,830) or risk facing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. He received other ransom demands of up to $50,000 (£28,300) but ignored them.

Last Thursday, the site became the victim of a DDoS attack making milliondollarhomepage.com difficult to access. The site is still unsteady on its feet today.