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That is unless they have starting having a few things hosted on Dutch servers that is

Seems that right now the internet is being attacked and according to the BBC has been for about a week. So when we can actually run from one end of SFA to the other in one go and not rubberbanding into trees and pools we will know it is over!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636
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03-27-2013, 01:48 PM
Holy crap, 300 gb/s worth of traffic being generated by this attack. That's up there with the Storm Botnet at it's peak. And this is just to shutdown a blocklist server that isn't even one of the widely used ones? Overreaction much?
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03-27-2013, 04:22 PM
NBC nightly reported on it tonight, It seems two un-named parties have been overloading each others servers with spam, causing service disruptions, and lags world wide.
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03-27-2013, 06:29 PM
NBC didn't name them, but they have been named: It's allegedly being done by Cyberbunker, a shady web host who says they'll host anything but child porn (and don't check, so their clients just put that up anyway), and the target is Spamhaus, a blocklist creator who blocked them because their clients were responsible for something like a third of the spam in Europe.
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03-27-2013, 07:20 PM
The Internet is under attack? That's actually pretty scary.
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03-28-2013, 07:50 AM
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18it...g/original.jpg

So basically Spamhaus (and now Cloudflare, who is also being attacked after providing DDoS protection to Spamhaus) are lolling up what's actually a pretty pathetic attack. The global effect is basically zero. See that little blip just before 3/22? That's the attack. No website has reported any outages, the BBC's reported Netflix outages were from an severed wire. Spamhaus has even maintained 95% uptime during the attack, and most of their mirrored blocklists have not gone offline at all.

Now, see the blip on 3/01? That's supposedly news and video traffic as the media struggled to cover the sequestration and Cypriot bank failure in real time. A big news story had three times the global internet impact of this attack.

Oh, and another site is pointing out that Spamhaus, Cyberbunker, and Cloudflare, the companies involved, have some interesting financial entanglements with each other, suggesting that this whole thing might be a marketing stunt.

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