Archive for the ‘Denial of Service’ Category

DoS Attack Cripples Internet Root Servers

February 7, 2007

The 13 servers that help manage worldwide Internet traffic were hit by a denial of service attack Tuesday that nearly took down three of them.

It was the fiercest attack on the 13 root servers since an October 2002 assault that took down many of the roots that help manage worldwide Internet traffic, according to Ben Petro, a senior VP of NeuStar, which provides clearinghouse services to the communications and Internet industry. Three of the servers were nearly overloaded by the attack, but they didn’t go down, says Petro, who adds that they were in a slowed-down brownout stage.

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