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mattyb Mar 27, 2013 03:19 PM
Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'
BBC News - Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'

I thought that it was just my shite connection again.
 
The Final Dakar Mar 27, 2013 03:20 PM
When did this supposedly occur?
 
mattyb Mar 27, 2013 03:21 PM
You shouldn't have banned yourself from the Mac News threads.

Ongoing, apparently.
 
The Final Dakar Mar 27, 2013 03:24 PM
Oh.

Not to derail (I'll bring it back around) but I'm reminded of this: How China swallowed 15% of ‘Net traffic for 18 minutes | Ars Technica, in that who has the resources to kill the global internet?

I suppose it could be a Russian botnet. Or someone who is exploiting that telnet security hole from a week back?
 
The Final Dakar Mar 27, 2013 03:26 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by mattyb (Post 4223703)
You shouldn't have banned yourself from the Mac News threads.
BTW, this kind of works in my favor. You found the story either so important or interesting you started a Lounge thread for it. (i.e., forum members act as filter for worthy MacNN news stories)
 
mattyb Mar 27, 2013 03:29 PM
NewsPoster is misbehaving (Linux on Apple hardware thread went to the front page of MacNN).

I've requested that flogging is carried out.
 
mattyb Mar 27, 2013 03:30 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by The Final Dakar (Post 4223705)
BTW, this kind of works in my favor. You found the story either so important or interesting you started a Lounge thread for it. (i.e., forum members act as filter for worthy MacNN news stories)
I try to stand on the shoulders of giants sir.
 
Waragainstsleep Mar 27, 2013 10:07 PM
This was interesting. I heard they managed to exploit a load of poorly configured DNS servers which they sent requests that were crafted to A) send back a huge number of results per request, and B) were sending those return results to Spamhaus to create a DoS attack that took big chunks of the net with it.

Clever stuff.
 
Doc HM Mar 28, 2013 05:24 AM
Whereas I heard it was all a load of Wahooey

That Internet War Apocalypse Is a Lie
 
mattyb Mar 28, 2013 07:21 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doc HM (Post 4223773)
Whereas I heard it was all a load of Wahooey

That Internet War Apocalypse Is a Lie
Excellent article. I've neglected Gizmodo ever since they changed their interface. I shall try and start reading it again.
 
The Final Dakar Mar 28, 2013 12:08 PM
I guess this is related but not related: Three Crazy James Bond Villains Were Caught Trying to Cut Through The Internet's Undersea Cables

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So far, there's no explanation for what the divers' nefarious plan was, but it's possible they also had something to do with previously unexplained disruptions to undersea cables serving Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the past several days. So worry all you want about DDoS attacks, but there are physical targets for Internet attacks as well. You just have to be sort of a James Bond-style villian to get to them.
 
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