Re: [DNS] Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever

Re: [DNS] Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever

From: David Keegel <djk§>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:38:01 +1000 (EST)
] On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Josh Rowe wrote:
] > Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever
] >
] >
] > "The heart of the Internet sustained its largest and most sophisticated
] > attack ever, starting late Monday, according to officials at key online
] > backbone organizations.
] largest == media hype.
] sophisticated == all 13 roots were attacked at the same time.
] ever == google couldn't find any previous reported incidents.
] Rest of the article is mostly correct.

The actual quote reported was:
   "This  was  the  largest and most complex DDOS attack ever against the
   root  server  system,"  said  a  source  at  one  of the organizations
   responsible for operating the root servers.

So "root server system" got translated to "heart of the Internet".
And then an editor dropped the "heart of" bit for the headline.
But the actual quote looks quite reasonable.

 David Keegel <djk&#167;>  URL:
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Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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