Largest DDOS Attack in History Not Affecting Regular Internet Users

A Danish web hosting company is attacking an anti-spam non-profit. Oh brave new world


Since mid-March, a Dutch Internet hosting company has reportedly been waging the largest publicly known denial of service attack in history. But a McAfee security expert told The Times the attack probably won't slow down Internet transmission speeds for regular users.

Spamhaus, a European nonprofit organization that works to block spam from the Internet, has been the target of an attack by CyberBunker for about two weeks now. CyberBunker, which says it will host any type of website with the exception of material related to terrorism and child pornography, decided to attack Spamhaus after being added to the nonprofit's blacklist of sites that are blocked by spam filters.