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Akamai goes postal, kills Microsoft,…

Akamai goes postal, kills Microsoft, Symantec, Google, Apple, Lycos…


Akamai hosts many huge websites. Today, a “large scale international attack on the Internet’s infrastructure” took out Akamia and thus all the sites they host for a few hours.


My guess: Maybe someone based in the Middle East is deliberately attacking western commerce. An attack this big isn’t coming from script kiddies, it’s coming from someone who is large, determined, and well-organized. Organized crime isn’t interested in taking down the Net, because then they couldn’t grab credit card numbers with their phishing schemes. Thus, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of other suspects, does it?


And maybe this attack was just a test…

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