I just got this threatening comment from Ryan Cleary alias “ViraL”, one of the the three hackers accused of taking down 4chan with a DDoS attack.
ViraL on August 21st, 2008 at 2:02 pm
Are you serious right now? Remove all material on us from your site or it won’t come back up. You can’t “prevent” DDoS, and you certainly can’t pipe 70gbps on the budget your on, so if I were you, I’d comply.
DDoS is a felony. If my blog goes down, you’ll know who did it.
The anime Jigoku Shoujo (Girl from Hell) features a mysterious website where you can post a grudge at the stroke of midnight. Soon after you post, a young-looking girl arrives to give you a straw doll with a red string around its neck. Pull the red string, and the person you’re pissed at instanly goes to Hell. Caveat: when you die, you join them.
To market the anime’s release in Singapore and the Philippines, Animax Asia put up just that: a website where you can post a grudge around midnight. The person you’re pissed at gets an email notification, and might even post a grudge of their own.
And so, the bitchfest continues. Those who post the best grudges get straw dolls.