The Spam Diaries

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

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Spamhaus, URIBL, SURBL under DDOS attack

This has been ongoing for a couple of days now. Spamhaus and two other major blocking list providers have been under a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. Steve Linford of Spamhaus believes that the source of the attack is the same people who executed the attack against Blue Security last year which effectively destroyed their Blue Frog anti-spam project.

Spamhaus has implemented anti-DDOS countermeasures and is weathering the storm. Uribl has closed up shop, redirecting their IP address to 127.0.0.1 until things blow over. (One wag has suggested that they redirect to 255.255.255.255 in order to get the attention of the ISPs hosting the zombies. Bit of network geek humor there.)

More information can be found in Linford's announcement on usenet news.

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1 Comments:

Blogger WanderingToad said...

It looks like uribl.com is being DDOS'd again today (Fri, July 11, 2008). I have no more status on this matter at the moment.

10:34 AM  

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