Feud Explodes Into ‘Nuclear’ Cyber-Attack

What if the World Wide Web were hit by a cyber-attack so massive as to threaten government infrastructures, banking systems, and email — and nobody noticed?

That’s what’s reportedly happening right now. According to BBC News, a feud between a Dutch spam host and a spam filter vendor has spilled over into a series of “immense” DDoS attacks, slowing popular sites like Netflix, as well as threatening more serious damage.

Well, all I can say is, not around here. Netflix, YouTube, and the Internet in general seem to be working just fine. I guess I’m lucky, with The New York Times reporting that “Millions of ordinary Internet users have experienced delays in services like Netflix or could not reach a particular Web site for a short time.” read more

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