We’re sure some of you guys have come across the term “DDoS” before, which basically stands for distributed denial-of-service and is an attack on a particular machine or network in an attempt to shut it down or interrupt its service. There are many ways one can go about doing that, although a pretty popular way would be to flood the website with requests or large bits of data until its servers are unable to handle the load, thus crashing and taking the website(s) offline for a period of time. This is obviously illegal and if you’re wondering just how much trouble you could land yourself in for participating in a DDoS? Well a certain Eric J. Rosol has found out by being slapped with an $183,000 fine.
Rosol recently plead guilty to taking part in Anonymous’ OpWisconsin where he admitted to participating in a DDoS attack on the Koch Industries’ website that lasted for only a minute. The attack managed to take the website down for about 15 minutes and according to estimates, the loss sustained by Koch Industries was less than $5,000, a good deal less than the fine Rosol is facing. The reason behind the huge fine? Apparently this is to cover the expenses that Koch Industries had to pay to a consulting firm to better secure its servers. The fine is currently being appealed and while performing a DDoS is illegal, a fine of $183,000 seems excessive compared to the loss of $5,000. What do you guys think?
We have been hearing rumors about the Vivo Xplay 3S for a while now, and according to the recent rumors, the handset is expected to sport a pretty impressive 2k display, beating out the competition at the moment who only feature Full HD 1080p displays. In any case it looks like the rumors are about to be put to rest as Vivo has recently started to hand out invites to an event which is scheduled to take place on the 18th of December, which is a delay from the original date which was reportedly pegged for the 12th of December, which is today.
In any case those in the media in China have started to receive their invitations, and instead of a regular electronic invitation, Vivo has sent out physical invitations which might seem rather antiquated and boring, but for those who owns a device with NFC capability, well the invite is anything but boring, which you can check out in the video above. According to the rumors, the Vivo Xplay 3S is rumored to feature a display with a resolution of 2,560×1,440. It has also been rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset with 3GB of RAM, and a camera with an aperture of f/1.8, making it an ideal device for low-light photography.
If you have a few minutes to spare, you will want to check out Vivo’s pretty clever invite in the video above, and be sure to check back with us later for the details!