You have probably heard about milliondollarhomepage. It’s one of those moments that every web-developer says ‘I wish I’d thought of that’. The guy was selling advertising in perpetuity on the web for one dollar per-pixel. Weirdly, it worked, and they’ve all sold. That much was reported around the world.
The new bit is that he’s been receiving blackmail threats for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that would take down his site. Sure enough, a group has gone ahead and done this. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it’s a bit sad to hear that as soon as a person makes a success they then get attacked by others wanting to steal from them. Currently the site is struggling to stay online after the attack, but it will return again in the future.