More BlueSecurity

Todd Underwood looks at the BlueSecurity PR spin:

The timeline from bluesecurity (BS, as it's such a great acronym in American English) is frustratingly vague. It uses phrases like 'tampering with the Internet backbone using a technique called "Blackhole Filtering".' As Thomas Pogge, a philosophy professor of mine, used to say: that's not even wrong yet. There is no "Internet backbone", there is no technique known as "Blackhole Filtering", and blackhole routing is not normally described as tampering. So the whole explanation is nonsense. It is literally non-sense: cannot be made to refer or mean anything. I don't actually care whether BS knowingly redirected a DOS at the Six Apart sites or not (Although I'm sure that BS and its lawyers do). What I care about is that millions of angry netizens are being miseducated about how the Internet works. In the following, I'll try to correct some of that miseducation.

Link here.

Brian Krebs has an update:

Hours after anti-spam company Blue Security pulled the plug on its spam-fighting Blue Frog software and service, the spammers whose attack caused the company to wave the white flag have escalated their assault, knocking Blue Security's farewell message and thousands more Web sites offline.

Just before midnight ET, Blue Security posted a notice on its home page that it was bowing out of the anti-spam business due to concerted attacks against its Web site that took millions of other sites and blogs with it. Within minutes of that online posting, bluesecurity.com went down and remains inaccessible at the time of this writing.

Link here.

Also, /. frenzy here. Security Focus article here (it’s good, too).

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