Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Biggest Cyber Attack in history slowing down Internet Globally - Right Now!!

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, reports Dave Lee of BBC.

The cyber-attack has already impacted popular services like Netflix - and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email systems.

The knock-on effect is hurting internet services globally, said Prof Alan Woodward, a cyber-security expert at the University of Surrey.

The cyber attack is attributed to a row between Spamhaus, a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.

The attacks were focused on a company called Spamhaus, which maintains a "domain name system" to connect a typed-in URL to the correct server hosting the appropriate content. With this company's services compromised, large portions of the web became less stable, as per one report.

It may be added that Spamhaus recently blocked servers maintained by Cyberbunker, a Dutch web host which states it will host anything with the exception of child pornography or terrorism-related material.

Spamhaus has alleged that Cyberbunker, in cooperation with "criminal gangs" from Eastern Europe and Russia, is behind the attack.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, who claims to be a spokesman for Cyberbunker, said, in a message, that Spamhaus was abusing its position, and should not be allowed to decide "what goes and does not go on the internet".

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