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A BBC report says officials arrested the owner of Cyberbunker for his alleged involvement with the attacks that "almost broke the Internet."
Internet engineers have known for at least 13 years how to stop major distributed denial of service attacks. But thanks to a combination of economics and inertia, attacks continue. Here's why.
A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.
The service known for hosting millions of Web sites is the victim of a cyberattack that knocked out connections for domains around the world.
Using the Web app Logstalgia, a developer has managed to capture on video a visual impression of what happens during a DDoS attack.
China remains the largest culprit, with 41 percent of fourth-quarter observed attack traffic originating in the country, up from 33 percent in the third quarter.
A fight between a spam-fighting group called Spamhaus and a Dutch Web host Cyberbunker has been called the biggest public DDoS battle in history.
The botnets driving the recent distributed denial of service attacks are powered by millions of infected computers. Their coordinated flood of requests overwhelms the Internet's DNS servers, slowing them down and even knocking the servers offline. The long-term solution for site operators and visitors alike may rely on reluctant ISPs working together.
Reports of a virtual attack on a spam-fighting organization say the events brought down most of the Web, but new reports suggest it was blown out of proportion.
This week has seen possibly one of the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever, but did it really rock the very core of the Internet?