How the Cyberattack on Spamhaus Unfolded


Spamhaus, a spam-prevention service based in Europe, was the victim of one of the largest known cyberattacks. The attackers tried to overwhelm Spamhaus’s servers using what is known as a distributed denial of service attack. This technique harnessed the power of relatively few computers to generate as much as 300 gigabits a second of traffic — an attack so large it disrupted Internet service for millions of users.. In lay terms..

Follow the link New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/30/technology/how-the-cyberattack-on-spamhaus-unfolded.html?_r=1&

By ALAN McLEAN, GUILBERT GATES and ARCHIE TSE

Sources: Matthew Prince, chief executive of CloudFlare; Marc Eisenbarth, a research manager at Arbor Networks

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