Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Hits Internet

It’s one for the history books. In what security experts are describing as the largest cyberattack in history, the world’s Internet is being slowed down by a battle over spam.

At least five countries reportedly have investigators looking at the slowdown, and there is growing concern that the impact could affect worldwide commerce. Geneva-based Spamhaus, a non-profit organisation that fights spam, recently put on its blacklists a Dutch hosting service, called Cyberbunker.

Spamhaus’ blacklists are intended to help e-mail providers and others filter out spam by identifying the hosting sources. The non-profit organization said that it is under a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by Cyberbunker, as reprisal for the blacklists — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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