[Chugalug] FYI: DoS attack targeting Spamhaus right now

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 03:14:05 UTC 2013


I'll shut up (about this topic) after this email. I always love cnet:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57576699-83/did-the-spam-cyber-fight-really-slow-down-the-internet/


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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,
>>>
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