Category: Events

The Internet Goes to War

If you weren’t paying attention last week, the Internet has gone to war. ABC News proclaimed  “Welcome to Infowar, Version 1.0”. Fox warned of the “growing data war”. And the Guardian provided minute by minute coverage on the opening salvos of this first “Internet-wide Cyber […]

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Round 2: DDoS Versus Wikileaks

In the second round of what may possibly be a protracted Internet skirmish, a denial of service attack briefly blocked access to the cablegate.wikileaks.org web site this morning around 8:00 am EST. On twitter, Wikileaks pegged the DDoS as exceeding 10 Gbps (significantly larger than […]

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Wikileaks Cablegate Attack

Yesterday morning, a DDoS attack temporarily disrupted traffic to Wikileaks hours ahead of the “Cablegate” release of leaked US documents. Wikileaks announced the outage on a Facebook update and Twitter post around 11:00am EST while simultaneously derogating the attack and insisting “El Pais, Le Monde, […]

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World Cup versus the Internet

As the World Cup enters the knock out phase, a quick look at the impact of the games on the Internet infrastructure. In particular, will millions of office workers (lacking television access during office hours) drive an overwhelming flood of desktop video and disrupt Internet […]

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LEET 2010 Coming Up

This year I again had the pleasure of serving on the LEET program committee, which let me view some excellent research from people around the world. This year’s submissions were very high quality, and this year’s LEET workshop looks to be a very valuable day […]

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The Great Obama Traffic Flood

Streaming video traffic coverage of Obama’s inauguration flooded North American backbones today. Traffic increases varied wildly across US providers with some seeing an overall 5% increase in backbone traffic and others jumping more than 40%. This multi terabit per second flood represents one of the […]

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