Denial of Service(DDoS) attacks are nasty, they can cripple almost any servers not set up with a top notch security system. Many a big name website has been brought to their knees after being beaten, kicked and punched into submission by the massive floods of packets aimed at stopping all traffic both inbound and outbound of the server. Although these attacks are bad for the server operators to handle, they do make an interesting read... Step in the real life Bastard Operator From Hell.
I hope it is becoming clear to everyone reading this,that we can not have a stable Internet economy while 13 year-old children are free to deny arbitrary Internet services with impunity.