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Web companies hit by Bitcoin ransom

Several tech start-up companies have recently been hit with attacks that can knock them offline using a flood of traffic, unless they pay ransoms in Bitcoins. Those affected include Meetup and MailChimp. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/tech-start-ups-are-targets-of-ransom-cyberattacks/?emc=edit_th_20140404&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=68163943

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