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Windows 7: Did the spam cyber fight really slow down the Internet?


28 Mar 2013   #1
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Did the spam cyber fight really slow down the Internet?

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Reports from Internet monitoring services show that recent news of a cyber attack so big that it made the Internet slow to a crawl around the world was a bit dramatic.

The New York Times reported about spam-fighting nonprofit Spamhaus and a distributed-denial-of-service attack on the Dutch group's site that became the "largest computer attacks on the Internet" and caused a "widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure around the world."

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Did the spam cyber fight really slow down the Internet? | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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28 Mar 2013   #2

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Record-Breaking DDoS Attack Slows Web

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Spam crusaders The Spamhaus Project have been battling massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have reportedly resulted in a slowdown of the entire Web.

Spamhaus tracks the Internet's spam operations and sources, and maintains real-time, spam-blocking databases that help Internet networks weed out bogus email. Trouble started, however, when Spamhaus added a firm known as Cyberbunker to its blacklist, the BBC said.
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28 Mar 2013   #3

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Could WikiLeaks, Not Spamhaus, Be the Target of Cyber Attacks?

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I tried to access Cyberbunker's site but it took forever to load. It finally cropped up with some ominous logo and a picture of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. Ohhh. So this is where the sneaky site is hosted. Funny how that isn't mentioned in any of the reports.

Assange's various stinks with large government organizations, including the United States, changes the story drastically if you ask me.
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29 Mar 2013   #4

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Perhaps is was a local thing blown out of proportion. There's a spike in traffic back in February the response time dropped during the same period and there was minimal packet losses.


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