||KASHPUREFF worked to perfect this DNS corruption over a one-year period, under the name "Operation DNS Storm." As a result of KASHPUREFFs actions, between July 10 and 14, 1997, and again between July 21 and 24, 1997, thousands of Internet users throughout the world trying to reach InterNIC were involuntarily rerouted to AlterNICs Web Site, and were impeded from registering or updating the registration of domain names.
After launching his Internet attacks, KASHPUREFF boasted to the media about the effects of his scheme, claiming that he could divert all communications destined for China, the 100 most visited Web Sites in the world, and the White House Web Site.
On September 12, 1997, a criminal complaint and warrant for KASHPUREFFs arrest were obtained. After discovering that KASHPUREFF had left the United States and was residing in Canada, the government initiated extradition proceedings with the Canadian Department of Justice. Canadian authorities arrested KASHPUREFF in Toronto where he remained in custody for almost two months while he resisted extradition to the United States. On December 24, 1997, after waiving extradition, KASHPUREFF was turned over by Canada to United States authorities and arraigned on charges in Brooklyn.