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Cyber attack slows global internet service...


Catalpast

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My connections to the Internet have seriously slowed down in the last few days

- anyone else having problems?


One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse.
Spamhaus, a London and Geneva-based non-profit group which helps weed out unsolicited "spam" messages for email providers, said it had been subjected to "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks on an unprecedented scale for more than a week.

Cyber attack slows global internet service - RTÉ News
 


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Just so long as there is no delay in shutting down certain sites, we'll survive.
 

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Couple of issues with my android TV but a reboot fixed it
 

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It's a war between spamhaus (a volunteer (some say vigilante) group who fight spammers) and a preposterously self-important and highly self-rregarding ISP based out of the Netherlands. They specialise in the dark stuff. If you're a nerd like me, reading about the mechanics of these attacks is quite fascinating.
 

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My connections to the Internet have seriously slowed down in the last few days

- anyone else having problems?


One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse.
Spamhaus, a London and Geneva-based non-profit group which helps weed out unsolicited "spam" messages for email providers, said it had been subjected to "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks on an unprecedented scale for more than a week.

Cyber attack slows global internet service - RTÉ News

I really hope Spamhaus defeats Cyberbunker in this denial of service attack.

There have been serious allegations about what Cyberbunker really hosts. I personally do not believe there denials.

Today Spamhaus was being hit by over 300 gig of data per second and the amount appears to be rising.

I am really glad to see Google and other companies as well as some others giving their bankdwidth over to Spamhaus to help in fighting this blatant denial of service attack by Cyberbunker and there Eastern European gangs and traffickers.

I would ask everyone to also support Spamhaus and their allies in defending against this attack whereby Cyberbunker and there criminal allies have thrown everything they have at them.

This is one of the very rare cases of no shades of grey in an event.

For once this is literally a case of good versus evil.

Spamhaus has withstood an attack that would have taken out military grade computer protection with ease and is still standing.

I salute Spamhaus in there fight and hope they prevail.

See:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57576530-83/cyberfight-puts-a-drag-on-the-internet/

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/spam/309719-epic-cyber-battle-pits-spam-tracker-against-web-host

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/03/27/internet-slowed-by-biggest.html

http://www.slashgear.com/internet-slows-as-historically-unprecedented-cyber-battle-ensues-27275488/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/technology/internet/online-dispute-becomes-internet-snarling-attack.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&adxnnlx=1364392571-Vglbf4eMQW/w1sx7BwgJsw&
 
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It's a war between spamhaus (a volunteer (some say vigilante) group who fight spammers) and a preposterously self-important and highly self-rregarding ISP based out of the Netherlands. They specialise in the dark stuff. If you're a nerd like me, reading about the mechanics of these attacks is quite fascinating.
There is nothing nice about Cyberbunker.
 

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It's been dire here for days. The laptop came damn close to becoming acquainted with the window this evening.
 

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No problem here!
 

EUrJokingMeRight

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playing devils advocate here so........I read an article that raises the following question;

Is spamhaus a spam filterer or does it list entire ISP/carriers as spammers for failing to disconnect clients at spamhaus request, even though there may not be a court order nor any legal justification for doing so?

Is spamhaus more about controlling certain peoples/ISPs/Carriers/Countries access to the information exchange platform in a more covert and sinsiter manner under the guise of spam control.
 

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There is nothing nice about Cyberbunker.
There is nothing nice about most businesses. If people didn’t click on these spam mails there would be far, far less of them as they would not be profitable. Supporting companies fighting ddos attacks can make those that support them a target.
 

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It affected my telly box for a few minutes during the Six One last night but nowt else.
 

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playing devils advocate here so........I read an article that raises the following question;

Is spamhaus a spam filterer or does it list entire ISP/carriers as spammers for failing to disconnect clients at spamhaus request, even though there may not be a court order nor any legal justification for doing so?

Is spamhaus more about controlling certain peoples/ISPs/Carriers/Countries access to the information exchange platform in a more covert and sinsiter manner under the guise of spam control.
From what I have read and I am a know nothing on this, Spamhaus lists ISPs for hosting spammers. If those ISPs keep hosting spammers Spamhaus keeps listing them.


Consequently it seem Spamhaus is about (indirectly) controlling certain peoples/ISPs/Carriers/Countries access to the information exchange platform. Those certain peoples/ISPs/Carriers/Countries are those that spam or facilitate spam.




And another thing. If I get it correct Spamhaus don't block any servers (someone correct me), but they simply distribute a list of servers that others might want to block because they are sources of spam.


If so, not only do Spamhaus have no direct method by which they could perpetrate some evil plot of their own, but if they were blacklisting other servers for their own nefarious reasons of wanting to control the internet, wouldn't their blacklists quicklty become discredited?

Would customers of mainstream ISPs in particular become quickly pissed off that their access to certain other ISPs or servers was being unecessarily impeded? Spamhaus lists would be discredited and would be dropped. Could you imagine Google tolerating that - it would be a threat to their business model as they would be putting an increasingly confining wall around their reach on the internet.

And generaly I find if one party to a dispute makes illogical claims about another party in a dispute it tends tominform my opinions on who is telling the truth.
 

P Ryan

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They boast about having fought off the authorities from entering their bunker. I reckon this GBU-28 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia should do the job...


On a more seriouse note, my free Avira antivirus gave errors on several attempts to update yesterday. I uninstalled & attempted to reinstall, but abandoned the reinstall after the download was running at something like 2 bits per second.... wonder if it has anything to do with the DDOS...
 

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I am more worried about what they actually host in that converted NATO bunker.

They should be prosecuted for that denial of service attack.

Could not agree more. This is the equivalnet of dumping burning wrecks on the M50 because someone cut you up. These cats need to be taken aside and taught that they are taking a crap on the village green. They should have the facilities confiscated too.

New rule. That shalt not sh*t on the commons.
 

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