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DDoS Attack Strikes Mininova

Category: Internet
Posted: March 7, 2009 02:01PM
Author: ClayMeow

DDoS attacks are not unusual with BitTorrent sites, but usually they attack small-scale sites. Mininova, however, is not a small site. In fact, it is one of the leading BitTorrent sites and the attack is rather massive as far as DDoS attacks go; 2 Gbit strong. The attack began on Thursday, originating from three different continents and wore off a few hours later. Today, it's come back in full force, originating from Germany and Argentina. To understand the extent of the attack, one must realize that Mininova is so popular, it's used to serving millions of visitors each day. To make things worse, since the attack uses UDP connections, it's hard to filter.



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Comp Dude2 on March 8, 2009 05:06AM
odd target... maybe just for the infamy of be one who organised it.

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