Ivey Publishing
Mafiaboy
Product Number:
9B10E020
Publication Date:
12/13/2010
Length:
3 pages (3 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Pub Mat)
Source:
Ivey
This case opens with a fictitious yet common situation of a corporate executive who is uncertain how to respond to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. It provides some anecdotes and statistics relating to DDoS attacks, and then briefly tells the story of Michael Calce, nicknamed Mafiaboy, who as a young teen effectively launched attacks that shut down companies such as Amazon, CNN, Dell, eBay and Yahoo! The basic DDoS process is explained, and then students are invited to evaluate whether Calce's punishment fit his crime, the relatively low level of computer expertise required to launch a damaging attack, potential risks to traditional (non IT-focused) firms, and whether doing business on-line is too risky.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Information Systems,  Introductory Business
Industries:
Retail Trade
Setting:
Canada, 2010
Intended Audience:
Intro/Undergraduate
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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