Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway, Slowing Down Internet

Posted: Mar 27 2013, 9:28am CDT | by , Updated: Mar 27 2013, 1:32pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway Slowing Down Internet
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A Cyber Attack against Spamhaus is underway. Experts call it the biggest cyber attack in history. It is slowing down global internet speeds.

Encountered some slow downloads lately? It might be because the biggest cyber attack in history is underway. Spamhaus is under a DDoS attack at a bandwidth of 300gb/s. Usual attacks against organizations like banks is at a rate of 50gb/s.

Apparently Spamhaus has a powerful network of servers and got the help of Google and others to stay online. Spamhaus maintains one of the most important email spam filter lists. According to BBC a recent listing of a Dutch hosting company called Cyberbunker might have triggered this attack.

Cyberbunker will apparently host anything and Spamhaus decided to add them to the block list.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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