sorry for the lengthy post
there is one thing i find that makes me think it is not some kid...
someone isnt bragging about the attacks... if someone was bragging about it word would have gotten out by now either that the kid would have gotten bored by now, so the suspect(s) must hold a shred of professionalism (an organization of a sort perhaps)
one thing that happend alot just before the attacks started... all those spambots in almost every channel and those url's was what first got ppl infected w/ the irc zombie viruses which is the cornerstone of an attack
now lets take a look at what happens on dal net everyday besides chat...
mp3 sharing, porn (and some of it isnt even in good taste), spamming, warez trading, ppl that piss others off, and probably more, which i dont know about.
now.. the RIAA isnt too happy w/ the trading of mp3z and dal net has quite a few mp3 channels so there is some big time mp3 trading going on there is many ppl opposed to porn, (some of it for obvious reasons) software companies dont appreciate their programs being stolen, and nobody likes spam.
and now i have been hearing of other networks being attacked in the same fashion, (ppl at my college have been having trouble connecting to kazzaa both at school and at home [i could be wrong do not take this as fact] for the past few days just like we are having trouble connecting to dal net)
whoever it is has spent alot of time and and money put alot of planning into what is happening... i read the story at gibson research (www.grc.com
) and his attacks didnt last as long as this one (didnt the most recent dalDoS drama started at around 9:30 on thursday and it seems to still be going strong)
i dont want to seem like one of those conspiracy theorists but in a case like this one must start thinking beyond some jerk kid...
(what if it is a disgruntled ex ircop?)
if it is a kid... here is my motd for ya...
you can use computers to play videogames instead of pissing ppl off