(stupid person + computer) * large number = CHAOS!
Peter2: "So, enough people clicked on an unsolicited link in a spam email to bring a website down"
Steve Mills: "Seem like a bloody stupid way of making his/her opinions disapear."
It would be if the opinions were hosted somewhere that could survive the onslaught of spam-email-link-clicking idiots.
But this was *Twitter* we're talking about, so the bar to making this happen isn't exactly set high. There's a reason why the "Fail Whale" is so iconic...
Then again Steve does have a point, I hadn't heard of the guy before this all happened. Now I have. Lots of collateral damage, major news coverage, tons of publicity for their target as a result. Way to go, idiot Russkies.
Since botnet isn't an appropriate term for this sort of attack vector, how about we call it a "meatnet"?