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Largest DDoS Attack To Date Aimed at Spamhaus Effects Global Internet Traffic

The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history. A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet. It is having an impact on popular services like Netflix — and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email systems.

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Related topics: Cyberattack, DDoS, Spam
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title should use "affects" Carl Byington  –  Mar 27, 2013 9:41 PM PDT

title should use "affects"

I'm sure we'll see more of this Paul Roberts  –  Mar 28, 2013 5:02 PM PDT

I run DNS training courses and have been warning about this type of attack for years, I am surprised it has taken so long for a big attack such as this to come to the fore, unfortunately due to all the publicity, I can't help thinking we will see many of these types of attacks from now on, DNSSEC makes it so much easier to achieve due to the quantity of data now present in signed zones, example here…

http://www.callevanetworks.com/the-biggest-ddos-attack-in-history-all-due-to-dns

Paul
Calleva Networks

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