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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

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The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history.

A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.

It is having an impact on popular services like Netflix - and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email systems.

Five national cyber-police-forces are investigating the attacks.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

I was just about to post this and ask, is this why we were all having such a hard time using UM a couple of weeks ago?


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:24 PM

the war is over .... not a war even ... just some silly tit for tat

new hardware and connectivity standards just amplified the activity exponentially ... the bottom line is its over now

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

Wonder what the next incarnation of SOPA will be and I wonder if this is propaganda.....

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

I guess the best advice Ive gotten besides the obvious securities you can take on your CPU's is turn them off when not in use.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

I wondered what was going on

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:26 PM

300 gbps... Wow. Thats about 37.5GB of information coming each second. This must involve thousands of computers.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

I must admit I didn't even notice...

(talk talk customer its constantly slow :hmm: )


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

Google took on a lot of the excess traffic or this might of shut Spamhaus down.  Sounds like a bunch of people got mad because this company wouldn't let their spam get through to peoples inboxes.

I didn't notice any difference in my internet speed.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Was downloading constantly over this period and noticed absolutely nothing.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

Was 'the biggest cyberattack in history' all just a PR stunt?

It has been called one of the biggest ever cyberattacks in history, one that nearly broke the internet. But did you even notice? If not, you're not alone …

http://www.guardian....attack-pr-stunt

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

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Specialists contacted by the site reported that the attack, major as it was, had "a severe impact" on the websites it was directed at, but it certainly did not shake the internet to its core.

kneejerk and shameless PR marketing ploy to make ill informed PC users to make 'purchases' and booost the numbers for fat bonuses

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