Looking at an American trading company who were held to ransom for $100,000 under the threat of a DOS attack, the company spokeswoman speaking about the gangs responsible, said "If we get an attack of greater than 400MB our ISP will shut us off." She added "But for an ISP that could probably take out their whole data centre, so that is only fair"
That means until the police catch the gangs, there are believed to be two main ones originating from Eastern Europe who control tens of thousands of compromised PCs, the IT departments of online merchants will have to be on their toes.
The BNP website has been down for an extended period, as Simon Bennett, the webmaster, has been spending time to transfer all the current information to a new mainframe with sophisticated hardware and software to defend against another attack.
If the benefit to the Iron curtain gangs is possibly in excess of $100,000 for a US extortion, one could easily assume that the price they'd charge a LiLaC representative, to do a similar thing against The BNP would be in the same order (or probably more) than they'd expect to receive for their overt crimes.
So which arm of the crooked elites will we laundering £75,000 to an Eastern European consortium?
Surely the corrupt bankers will know as either this money has been transferred to them electronically, or in a large luggage case.
Either way, being more than £10,000, it should alert the money laundering squad to investigate!
But I am damn sure they won't!