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Re: Proton Secure Email Club
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2015, 03:50:34 PM »
DDoS attacks of this record-breaking magnitude need lots of seriously big computers or millions of small ones.  When it is sustained over such a long period of time, it's hard to believe that no one could work out what was going on, at least at the wider network level.  The silence on this from the major players is strange, unless they have even bigger problems that they are trying to deal with. is currently showing the National Computer Centre in Riyadh is attacking itself via the Samba file-sharing system - they must have been hacked.  Microsoft Corp in Silicon Valley is also launching attacks (they wouldn't do that, would they?) so they have probably been hacked too.  There's also a big attack from Beijing to Chicago via Los Angeles, although sometimes the reverse is winning.

It's mayhem out there.

There is the distinct possibility that there are several different attacks going on simultaneously with crossovers between networks, making it difficult to pinpoint the sources.  Somebody may also have planted a virus which is going off sequentially on different networks in a random pattern so you get a whack-a-mole problem.

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