What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?

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I'm not sure if there is any viral/exploit motivation behind these
posts, but every now and then I see posts like these in various news
groups:

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Subject: Can My Website Be Destroyed?
Date:    Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:33:43 -0700 (PDT)
Newsgroups: alt.spam

Please visit my website and see if you can destroy it. It has nice
graphics - please spam it strong and hard. I want to see whether or
not it can be broken.

hxxp://www.derrick.comuf.com

I'll let everyone know whether or not the website is destroyed
eventually.

Thanks for your help.
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I haven't visited this particular URL, so I don't know what's behind it.

What would be the underlying motive for posts like that?

a) drive traffic / generate ad revenue?
b) advertise malicious URL?
c) idiosyncratic desire to determine usenet readership metrics?
d) lame attempt to incite DDoS?
e) other?

Re: What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?

Virus Guy formulated the question :
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It has this

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...so I'm guessing "a" or "c".



Re: What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:01:31 AM UTC-4, Virus Guy wrote:
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I vote for "e", as in an "ex" wanting to get back at her boyfriend.

BTW you saw today being market leader, as GoDaddy is, is no defense to a DOS
attack.

RL

Re: What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?


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<http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/godaddy-outage-caused-by-router -
snafu-not-ddos-attack/>

This is the GoDaddy party line....


"It was not a 'hack' and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS),"
GoDaddy Interim CEO Scott Wagner wrote in an e-mail. "We have determined the
service outage was due to a series of internal network events ....

Jax
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What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?

+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12
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 B> <http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/godaddy-outage-caused-by-ro
 B> uter- snafu-not-ddos-attack/>

 B> This is the GoDaddy party line....

i agree... to a point... that point being that they may not be able to detect
or counter a router infestation that may have blown their routers tables ;)
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What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?

+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12
 R> BTW you saw today being market leader, as GoDaddy is, is no defense
 R> to a DOS attack.

godaddy was not under a (D)DOS attack... if you have better evidence than those
in the security industry can provide, please show it...
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Re: What is behind "Can My Website Be Destroyed?" posts?


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IT network architecture? Lots of words, doesn't mean much. :)

What *are* you actually skilled in?


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