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