Charles Piller, "Malicious trend exploits open nature of Web," Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2000
This technique is called Floodnet, after a legal software program that initiates a large number of Web searches every second. Multiply this by tens of thousands of people coordinating their searches to constantly occur over a period of hours, and you find yourself under a distributed denial-of-service attack.
Winn Schwartau, "Hactivists' cyberdisobedience is anything but civil," Network World, September 13, 1999
man in the middle attack