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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.

A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.

It is having an impact on popular services like Netflix - and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email systems.

Five national cyber-police-forces are investigating the attacks.

300 Gb/s vs the 100 Gb/s in 2010 is pretty crazy :O

Edit: I just noticed someone posted this 3 minutes before I did in the Rumors section x.x This can be deleted to make way for that.

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lol. and i was mad the 3 sea cables feeding my country were cut in the last 5 weeks smile.gif
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seriously, am i the only one that has noticed slower response from the internet as of this last week?

Especially at home, My PC that runs off WiFi was slow as 2 dollar stripper
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This makes any DDoS attack we have faced seem like nothing! It would be interesting to get some more of the technical info behind this. I am very curious as to the exact origin (IP ranges) and hence routing.

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seriously, am i the only one that has noticed slower response from the internet as of this last week?

Especially at home, My PC that runs off WiFi was slow as 2 dollar stripper

I honestly haven't had too many issues but I feel like OCN hasn't been affect too much so yeah o.o.

Does anyone happen to know how a company like Google can "absorb" some of the load? Would they just refuse to route some IPs to Spamhaus?
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seriously, am i the only one that has noticed slower response from the internet as of this last week?

Especially at home, My PC that runs off WiFi was slow as 2 dollar stripper

I thought something was weird the past week or so.
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Does anyone happen to know how a company like Google can "absorb" some of the load? Would they just refuse to route some IPs to Spamhaus?

They mentioned that many ISPs are supporters of Spamhaus. I think Google is now included in that ISP category (thanks to their DCs and Fiber project). I believe they are simply providing some of the DNS services and DNS mitigation.

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nothing worse than seeing your download going at 80-100kbps =(

even on the wifi PC, ive capped at 6 Mbps on steam, 8 on the Main PC direct connected.

my PS3 forget it, the wifi on that thing has always sucked, right now its pretty useless.


this might be the most ive seen Admin post in a long time lol
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