We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Million Dollar attack

After netting over a million dollars and selling the last piece of his website on eBay for $38,000 (about £21,000) Alex Tew's new-found wealth has brought him to the attention of nefarious internet types.

He was sent an email threatening a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack if he didn't cough up $5,000 (about £2,800), according to the BBC. He ignored the email, and a subsequent one for $50,000 (£28,000).

Alex confirmed on his blog yesterday that the site had been attacked. The matter is being investigated by the FBI.

[via The Guardian Technology Blog]

IDG UK Sites

Where to buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the UK: Launch day price, deals and contracts

IDG UK Sites

Is Apple losing confidence in itself?

IDG UK Sites

Professional photo and video techniques for perfect colours

IDG UK Sites

How (and where) to buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Plus: What to do if you pre-ordered...