A British Web site that warns consumers about online financial scams was taken down by a distributed denial-of-service attack on Monday.
Bobbear was being overwhelmed by a "huge" botnet with "over half a million recorded zombie hits from midnight to 8 a.m. today (GMT)," Bob Harrison, administrator of Bobbear, told security firm Sophos.
The site remained down as late as midday Pacific time.
Bobbear has been targeted before. In October 2007, hackers attempted to damage the company's reputation by sending e-mails that solicited donations to the company via an online payment service.
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