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When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS

When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS:

Over the last ten days, a series of massive denial-of-service attacks has been aimed at Spamhaus, a not-for-profit organization that describes its purpose as “track[ing] the Internet’s spam operations and sources, to provide dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks.

Background article about the biggest DDoS so far. Two more interesting articles below.

The largest DDoS attack didn’t break the internet, but it did try:

A 300Gbps distributed denial-of-service attack thought to be the largest in the world has put key internet infrastructure to the test, and, so far, the attack has failed.

The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet:

On Monday, March 18, 2013 Spamhaus contacted CloudFlare regarding an attack they were seeing against their website They signed up for CloudFlare and we quickly mitigated the attack.

Just when we thought that DDoS is business as usual 😉