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British Police, Online Bookies Team Up

1 Apr 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Infomatics: "British police are working with online bookmakers to head off blackmailers threatening denial of service (Dos) attacks.

"With bookmakers expecting £50m (US$92.8 million) to be staked on the Grand National this weekend, online gambling firms are on alert for attempts to bring down their sites.

"…Dos attacks flood servers with information requests, often using a network of 'zombie' PCs controlled after being infected with viruses.

"…'This is more likely to be a bunch of smart kids in Taiwan than any organised criminals,' said David Hook, head of public relations at bookmaker William Hill…"

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