Lycos pulls anti-spam campaign after one week

After one week, Lycos scraps the downloadable DDOS screensaver tool.

“I find the anti-spam downloadable DDoS tool to be without a doubt irresponsible, possibly illegal, sets a really bad precedent, gives the wrong impression to users, and possibly the dumbest thing I have heard of this week,” said Adrien de Beaupre, an incident handler with the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC).

E-Week provides the story while Slashdot as always is covering.

Personal note: Likewise, I thought it probably had an illegal tint to it. Someone probably finally told them that DDOS, no matter where it comes from is illegal. Good to fight back, but bad way to approach it. Obviously, a management type wasn’t thinking again when they put that one on the air.