Millions of people around the world have been affected by slow internet speeds after an unprecedented attack.
27 Mar 2013
The interruptions came after Spamhaus, a spam-fighting group based in Geneva, temporarily added the Dutch firm, CyberBunker, to a blacklist that is used by e-mail providers to weed out spam.
Cyberbunker is housed in a five-story former NATO bunker and famously offers its services to any website “except child porn and anything related to terrorism”. As such it has often been linked to behaviour that anti-spam blacklist compilers have condemned.
Users of Cyberbunker retaliated with a huge ‘denial of service attack’. These work by trying to make a network unavailable to…
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