The Crime that MediaDefender Committed

Over the Memorial Day weekend in the United States, a Denial of Service (DoS) attack was conducted against Revision3. After some investigation they have discovered that the vast majority of the SYN packets being flooded towards them were sourcing from Airistdirect, specifically it’s child company MediaDefender.

You can find details on the Revision3 Blog, specifically the post titled “Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3“.

So what makes MediaDefender think it can get away with committing a crime, specifically one that can be considered a terrorist attack?