If you noticed that your Internet was a little sluggish yesterday, you’re not alone: in what is being called the largest cyberattack in history by some, people around the world noticed that sites they were visiting were experiencing an unnatural slowdown.
According to a report by The New York Times, spam-fighting group Spamhaus allegedly added Dutch website hosting company Cyberbunker to its blacklist. The Times reports that Cyberbunker will offer its hosting services to any website “except child porn and anything related to terrorism,” which is still a very broad definition. After blacklisting Cyberbunker, Spamhaus began getting hit by denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
According to Patrick Gilmore, the chief architect of digital Internet provider Akamai Technologies, Spamhaus pointing out Cyberbunker as one of the spammers of the world didn’t sit well, leading to the launch of the attack in the form of swarms ofRead More »from Massive Internet outage blamed on dispute between spam companies