Web’s Biggest DDoS: Primary Suspect Now in Sight?

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A clearer picture is now being drawn regarding what’s been described by many as the worst DDoS attack in internet history.

Spamhaus last week faced the attack, said by CNET to be 300 gigabits per second in strength. The incident occurred after the anti-spam firm added web host CyberBunker to its blocklists, accusing the provider of harboring spam itself. The matter was so large, it was said to have resulted in general internet slowdowns, even affecting Netflix.

Now according to a Friday report from the New York Times, a provocateur known as Sven Olaf Kamphuis of the web host is at the center of authorities’ investigation regarding the attack.

For his part, Kamphuis has denied involvement but described himself as the “minister of telecommunications and foreign affairs for the Republic of CyberBunker,” according to the Times. The report notes Kamphuis possesses “brilliant programming skills,” is a loner who dislikes Jews and has a thing for German heavy metal music.

Kamphuis has also described himself as an “internet freedom fighter” and has sought the support of hackers in the past.

CyberBunker’s data center in maintained in a former Cold War bunker facility. The web host has an anything goes approach, hosting a wide range of content excluding child porn and terrorism.

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