Internet under Attack
In one of the biggest attacks against the Internet since 2002, hackers yesterday overwhelmed at least three of the 13 root servers that manage global Internet traffic. The attack on UltraDNS, the company that manages servers for .org suffixes, lasted about 12 hours but went unnoticed by most Internet users. Some of the targeted servers are operated by the US Department of Defense. Although the hackers disguised their origin, experts traced a large amount of rogue data to South Korea.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was monitoring what it called “anomalous” Internet traffic. They don’t believe there’s any imminent threat to the homeland at this point.