How whitehats stopped the DDoS attack that knocked Spamhaus offline

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...he-ddos-attack-that-knocked-spamhaus-offline/
     
  2. FOXP2

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    Nicely wrapped up here...
    -http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/technology/internet/online-dispute-becomes-internet-snarling-attack.html

    Reminds me of Blue Security's Blue Frog incidents without the tragic demise. Hopefully.
     
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    Actually the title is somehow misleading as only the website not the main database servers were offline. It is surprising how Spamhaus managed to keep the service up with 100G of DDoS. :cool:

    http://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/694/ddos-update-20-march-2013
     
  4. siljaline

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    Firm Is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/t...dispute-becomes-internet-snarling-attack.html

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    http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/27/biggest-ever-internet-attack-is-indeed-huge-but-not-global/

    'Largest' public denial of service attack in internet history linked to European spam dispute
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/27/4152540/largest-ddos-attack-spamhaus-linked-to-cyberbunker-spam

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyol...uld-have-been-carried-out-with-just-a-laptop/

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    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237938/Update_Spamhaus_hit_by_biggest_ever_DDoS_attacks

    Did the spam cyber fight really slow down the Internet?
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57576699-83/did-the-spam-cyber-fight-really-slow-down-the-internet/
     
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