My previous posts on elements of The Perfect Virus (principle #14 on Stealth and principle #22 on Defense) build a case for a fairly aggressive retaliatory strategy as the best course of action. And to get yourself into the proper frame of mind, I strongly suggest you watch Woody Harrelson in the movie Zombieland. Check out Alien vs. Predator, which chronicles a terrific winner-kill-all game scenario. Specifically,
- You've really got to "double-tap" the bad guys (Zombie Killer Rule #2). Any IP address that attacks you is fair game for slagging. If it's a botnet (aka zombie), the unsuspecting owner needs to start from scratch anyway.
- If they can't figure out a way to be a good webcitizen, you'll get'em again. Quite Darwinian, actually. It's also Zombie Killer Rule #1 for them: Cardio. Idiots and lard-butts should get slagged first.
- Numbers 1 and 2 above also accentuate Zombie Killer Rule #18: Limber up. You need to limber up and put your best and brightest on the task.
- You need your Japanese-issued get-out-of-jail-free card ASAP. This complies with Zombie Killer Rule #22: When in Doubt, Know Your Way Out.