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Internet Chaos !!!
For the past 2-3 days, I’ve been facing a lot of issues with the speed of the internet. I am not able to open up websites like YouTube, Netflix etc., even if it gets opened up, video does not stream, same is the case with many websites which have embedded videos. Well, this inconvenient experience goes in par with the news we are reading online or in newspapers, or watching on TV. Internet war has begun. Internet is undergoing DDos attack, biggest one ever in its history!! A 300Gbps distributed denial-of-service attack thought to be the largest in the world has put key internet infrastructure to the test, and, so far, the attack has failed

Spamhaus, an anti-spam group, blacklisted CyberBunker, a Dutch hosting company as spammers, this conjured the online war between Spamhaus and CyberBunker! If the cyber attacks thrive, security experts old the New York Times that “people may not be able to reach basic Internet services, like e-mail and online banking.”

Steve Linford, chief executive for Spamhaus, told BBC that the scale of this cyberattack has been “unprecedented. These attacks are peaking at 300 gb/s (gigabits per second). Normally when there are attacks against major banks, we’re talking about 50 gb/s.”
The attacks have been ongoing since March 15 and are “being investigated by five different national cyber-police-forces around the world.” Companies like Google “made their resources available to help ‘absorb all of this traffic’.” Linford added, “They are targeting every part of the internet infrastructure that they feel can be brought down. We can’t be brought down. Spamhaus has more than 80 servers around the world. We’ve built the biggest DNS server around.” The anti-spam group alleged that “Cyberbunker, in cooperation with ‘criminal gangs’ from Eastern Europe and Russia, is behind the attack.”

“These things are essentially like nuclear bombs,” Prince told the New York Times. “It’s so easy to cause so much damage.” Patrick Gilmore, chief architect at Akamai Networks, added, “It is the largest publicly announced DDoS attack in the history of the Internet.”
Regarding CyberBunker, Gilmore said, “These guys are just mad. To be frank, they got caught. They think they should be allowed to spam.”

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