Internet’s main DNS servers attacked overnight


The AP is carrying this story today:

“Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002.

Experts said the unusually powerful attacks lasted for hours but passed largely unnoticed by most computer users, a testament to the resiliency of the Internet. Behind the scenes, computer scientists worldwide raced to cope with enormous volumes of data that threatened to saturate some of the Internet’s most vital pipelines.”

The article goes on to report that while the identity of the crackers is unclear, it appears that they were basing their attack out of South Korea.

After hearing that the email has gotten to be almost 90% spam – and now this – I’m starting to long for the good ‘ol days of “sneaker-net”.

Read the rest here: Wired AP News

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