[nSLUG] Re: Server is back -- sort of ...

Mike Spencer mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Jul 8 14:09:29 ADT 2009


Ah, a new IP dq for my email whitelist...okay.  And then:

gnwiii> Has anyone else noticed that parts of the internet are missing
gnwiii> since last night?


Slashdot reports that:

    A botnet composed of about 50,000 infected computers has been
    waging a war against US government Web sites and causing headaches
    for businesses in the US and South Korea. The attack started
    Saturday, and security experts have credited it with knocking the
    Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) web site offline for parts of
    Monday and Tuesday. Several other government Web sites have also
    been targeted, including the Department of Transportation.

Q.v.
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/07/08/1213222/Online-Attack-Hits-US-Government-Web-Sites

FWIW,

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