Anonymous is petitioning the White House to legalize DDoS, urging them to recognize it as a legitimate means of protest. But based on the number of signatures so far, it seems as though few people agree. Read More ..
DDoS attacks can lead to downtime, and if an organization’s business model is based on uptime and Web-based communications, then a DDoS attack – or protest – translates into lost productivity, and a potential for lost revenue.
Yet, this is no different than having 10,000 people block the street leading to the organization’s front door. There will be lost productivity – as the customers cannot access the business itself leaving the staff to wander the halls – and revenue will fall as sales are not being made.