CyberBunker vs Spamhaus - bad guys winning

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CyberBunker vs Spamhaus - bad guys winning

Post by digidog » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:13 pm

A Dutch company called CyberBunker provides bulletproof hosting for spammers. Their data center is located in a former NATO nuclear bunker and they boast that even Dutch Police SWAT teams have been unable to breach their security. Lord know what the Dutch authorities are thinking by allowing this outifit to operated with impunity.

http://cyberbunker.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Last week, anti-spam group Spamhaus blacklisted Cyberbunker and immediately fell victim to a massive denial of service attack, possibly the biggest the world have ever seen. That attack appears to be esculating and some "experts" are speculating that it could "break the internet".

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03 ... ning-size/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/techn ... d=all&_r=1&" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Interestingly, it appears that CyberBunker are no longer taking on new clients and their "services" page (offering hosting from €50 per month) has a huge "SOLD OUT" graphic. Are they serious... a web host which has run out of disk space? Or are we seeing a spam-friendly company based in central Europe finally attracting the scrutiny they deserve from the powers that be?

http://cyberbunker.com/web/web-hosting.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: CyberBunker vs Spamhaus - bad guys winning

Post by Foggyone » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:21 pm

Digidog wrote:That attack appears to be esculating
Not sure this is the correct word. Esculating is an oobscure and pretentious term which means "eating"

But then Spamhaus may have been "eaten"

Assumably CyberBunker connects to the internet somewhere, and this plug could be pulled if they were found to be being naughty.
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Post by digidog » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:35 am

Ars has the inside running on how this massive attack works in practice.

http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... struction/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: CyberBunker vs Spamhaus - bad guys winning

Post by digidog » Tue May 21, 2013 4:48 am

The guy behind this large-scale cyber attack has just been arrested in Spain.

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Does anyone else feel that those eyebrows have been Photoshopped?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... e-internet" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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