Cyber-miscreants use Brit e-tailers as personal cash machines

Online resellers hit by serious issues this week.
John Leyden
British e-tailers are trying to manage website disruption after they were systematically targeted this week by DDoS extortionists.
Bolton-based online reseller Scan International confirmed it first noted “unusual” amounts of traffic visiting its home page on Sunday, which continued until today, peaking at lunchtime.
MD Elan Raja told us the company also received an email from an anonymous source demanding payment of a ransom to put an end to the DDoS attacks; he refused to detail the amount requested.
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