Erik Bais

August 26, 2016

Inside ‘The Attack That Almost Broke the Internet’

This post was originally published on this siteIn March 2013, a coalition of spammers and spam-friendly hosting firms pooled their resources to launch what would become the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack the Internet had ever witnessed. The assault briefly knocked offline the world’s largest anti-spam organization, and caused a great deal of collateral damage to innocent bystanders in the process. Here’s a never-before-seen look at how that attack unfolded, and a rare glimpse into the shadowy cybercrime forces that orchestrated it. The following are excerpts taken verbatim from a series of Skype and IRC chat room logs generated by […]