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Internet Backbone Attacked

You may have heard that a massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack was mounted on a set of key Internet servers today. Although the attack was ultimately unsuccessful, the scale itself was very surprising. Also of interest is the fact that had the attack persisted it could have caused massive disruption of internet traffic. I think this problem is only going to get worse.

UPDATE: Faisal responded to this story saying that the attack wasn't that massive, and it wasn't directed at the backbone (a term that has questionable meaning anyway) but rather at the DNS . . . (continued)

by Christopher Heiser on October 23 01:22
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