[Chugalug] FYI: DoS attack targeting Spamhaus right now

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 02:40:15 UTC 2013


Could someone explain the screenshot on CNN's article? </amusement at
completely unrelated screenshots>


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Regardless, it's an interesting story, and it's further interesting to
> look at some of the traffic monitoring sites (such as
> http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz1.html) right now. I keep an
> eye on Akami's site every now and then, and it does seem to me that they're
> reporting higher amounts of traffic and "attacks" than other times I look
> at their site.
>
> I did read the NYT article, and I tend to agree. Even in some of the
> correct parts of the article, its amusing: "300 billion bits of
> information"....
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
>
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>> On 3/27/2013 4:42 PM, Cynicalgeek wrote:
>> >
>> http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/27/tech/massive-internet-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
>> >
>> >  (CNN) -- Internet users around the globe were facing slowed down
>> > service thanks to what's being called the biggest cyber attack in
>> > history.
>> >
>>
>> There have been two DDoS attacks against financial institutions within
>> the past 60 days that are currently stacking up at 5x the size of the
>> DDoS aimed at Spamhaus.  For technical inaccuracy hysteria, read the
>> NYT version of this article....
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> dtb
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