Fending off a DDOS Attack
(Picture credit SIGgraph)
I usually don't link to Slashdot articles simply because they're so widely read. But this one is well worth the ten to twenty minutes in case you happened to miss it. It describes how an owner of a gambling website, faced with an extortionist, went through hell and back attempting to fend off a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack.
Slashdot: Taking on an online extortionist