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post #21 of 48
Good or bad, I think spammers should all be put in an island so they can only spam each other.

But yeah, this really took a turn to the worse.
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More sources:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/spamhaus-ddos-grows-to-internet-threatening-size/
http://www.jobsnhire.com/articles/3875/20130327/internet-users-worldwide-report-problems-ddos-largest-cyber-attack-history.htm
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The DDoS attacks are reaching previously unseen levels of power, with Spamhaus receiving sustained attacks of 300 gigabits per second. For reference, a sustained attack of 50 gigabits a second is usually enough to take out a bank. The only reason Spamhaus is still standing is because of it decentralized structure, which helps to spread out the power of such attacks.
''It is a real number,'' says Patrick Gilmore, chief architect at Akamai Networks. ''It is the largest publicly announced DDoS attack in the history of the internet.''
The DDoS attacks started around March 19, and have yet to be stopped or even contained.
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post #23 of 48
Good for spamhaus.

FWIW, when I was the site admin for my fist internet connected company a group of us directly connected to Mae West would use DDOS attacks on ANY company sending unsolicited email. We even had dedicated servers in half a dozen companies around the bay area who's sole mission was to accept a piece of email, do a trace back on the sender and flood the server with email (most companies did not have web sites at that time and all of them were still text). Of course that was before DDOS attack were illegal.

Woops, just aged myself...
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post #24 of 48
Yesterday, Newegg took a couple seconds to load 2 times....

Gaming was just fine.

Pretty fail job if they intended to disrupt my service.
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Yesterday, Newegg took a couple seconds to load 2 times....

Gaming was just fine.

Pretty fail job if they intended to disrupt my service.

It's not you they are trying to disrupt. It is Spamhaus and every other company that uses their lists to block spammers.

The company I work for has seen spikes in spam related to the ddos attacks on Spamhaus. So much so, it crashed our mail server twice last week.

Spammers and those that support them should be relegated to a part of the world with absolutely NO computers. There is a nice atoll in the south pacific they could use... It would just piss off the fish though.
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post #26 of 48
Honestly, I hate spamhaus, or any website/business that thinks it's there responsibility to control what happens on the internet. Good, hope their company burns.

You should only control what happens on your websites/servers, not what happens on other peoples.
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Honestly, I hate spamhaus, or any website/business that thinks it's there responsibility to control what happens on the internet. Good, hope their company burns.

You should only control what happens on your websites/servers, not what happens on other peoples.

If companies like spamhaus did not exist your internet experience would truly suck.

Your mailbox would be overflowing and any site would be very slow. While I don't always agree with their tactics, the black lists they publish help hundreds of thousands of companies gain control of the spam being targeted at them. If you had to manage a large mail server, you would use their lists.
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post #28 of 48
my speed dropped from 126mb to 120mb and ping went from 5 to 12
I should game.
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My ping is up, its always been around 7ms.

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Well now, I must say, is impressive.
 
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