[Dshield] Surely Not?
ssmith at kwqc.com
Fri Jan 6 20:59:10 GMT 2006
You're right, there's no way they would. I would, however, argue the
point if the "refreshers" knew what they were doing was malicious. Did
the webpage say "I hacked this page. Hit F5 a lot and it will crash our
You would in that case (to a point,) have intent by the users.
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[mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Joel Esler
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [Dshield] Surely Not?
This isn't like a "TGIF" joke is it? There's no way they would
prosecute someone for people refreshing the page...
On Jan 6, 2006, at 3:03 PM, stu wrote:
> UNIONTOWN -- A Stark County high school senior has been arrested and
> charged for allegedly trying to crash his school's computer system.
> Police say the student, created a website which connected to the
> school's system.
> When enough users logged on and hit the F5 button, it overloaded the
> school's system.
> But, Lake High School caught-on before the system crashed. Its
> started slowing down.
> "It's a crime and it is important we take this seriously ...
> for school officials ... it could have done a tremendous amount of
> damage," said Canton City Prosecutor Frank Fronchione.
> Stone is charged with a felony and could face jail time.
> But prosecutors say community service is more likely and disciplinary
> action from the school.
> Surely the people pressing F5 are liable? If I link to a website the
> people who abuse that are liable? How many people would they have
> needed to refresh the page to cause it to slow down!?! What does
> "tremendous amount of damage" actually refer to; I'd like to see the
> description for releasing student records in comparison with trying to
> DoS a web server.
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