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Cyber Attack to Blame for Slow Surfing Options
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Cyber Attack to Blame for Slow Surfing

A massive cyber attack targeting a European spam-fighting group did more than just slow its target to a crawl. The unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which involves flooding a target network with so many requests that regular traffic is either slowed or completely interrupted, actually slowed the entire Internet. At times, the data stream reached peaks of 300 Gbps (gigabits per second), a threefold increase from a 2010 DDos attack that previously held the distinction of being the largest of its kind in history. More...
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