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Million dollar homepage brought down by DDoS attack - Million dollar homepage brought down by DDoS attack
Sun, January 15 2006 | 4:06PM | PermaLink Feedback?
"The final 1,000 pixels on the Million Dollar Homepage sold for $38,100 earlier this week, netting 21 year old UK student Alex Tew the final amount needed to cross the US$1 million target barrier. However, disaster struck early yesterday when the site was targeted by electronic attackers and knocked off the web for some extended period of time by a DDoS attack. The Million Dollar Homepage, found at, had been online since September last year, and is one of those ‘wish I’d thought of that ideas’ initially dreamt up by Tew as a way of paying his university expenses."
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