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Spamhaus Cyberbunker DDOS Attack

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The BBC says that security experts are describing it as "the biggest cyber-attack in history."

The attacks were focused on a company called Spamhaus, which maintains a "domain name system" to connect a typed-in URL to the correct server hosting the appropriate content. With this company's services compromised, large portions of the web became less stable.

Is it me or are these cyber attacks far worse in the last year than they've previously ever been?

They _are_ far worse, FWIT.... But the backspray (i.e. networks reflecting and/or redirecting traffic) from this DDOS has been pretty interesting to watch... Lots of activity in Dutch networks.  Unfortunately for the DDOSers, no where in the world has a higher concentration of fiber than the Netherlands.  Not even a hiccup.

But there are much, MUCH more interesting things going on right now than Spamhaus hating....

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