seoskunk - 9:06 pm on Jun 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Am I right in suggesting the original Lycos went out of business due to DoS attacks?
I seem to remember they launched an anti-spam campaign called "Make Love Not Spam" where users could download a program that effectively targeted known spammers. This program when the computer was not beeing used was then DOS'ing known spammer sites. The result backfired as spammers redirected everything back to Lycos and took down their websearch. And from memory the spammers eventually drove them under.
Thats how I remember it anyway, maybe some one more familiar with the facts could enlighten us.