The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Blue Security DOS attack allegedly redirected to Six Apart

According to Q Daily News, in their article The dishonor of Blue Security, Blue Security's answer to the ongoing DOS attack by spammers was to redirect the dns entry for to their TypePad-hosted This had the effect of redirecting the dos attack from their own network to that of Six Apart, a service provider which hosts Live Journal and a number of other web sites.

If true, Blue Security has a lot of 'splaining to do.

Update: Blue Security has published details on the attack, and claim that the DDoS attack against Six Apart did not begin until after Blue Security had redirected their DNS.


Blogger my0p said...

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4:52 PM  
Blogger my0p said...

Wow, this attack was substantial, here are some details about downed ISPs, a domain registrar, and of course livejournal

5:58 PM  
Blogger Spam Diaries said...

Yes, the redirection by Blue Security seems pretty much confirmed. The start-up of a friend of mine was also taken off line because they were hosted by Six Apart and thus were also victims of the DDoS attack.

There are a number of other sites in nearby netblocks, such as, that I can't currently reach. I don't yet know if they're connected.

8:23 PM  

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