(The Hosting News) – A fight between anti-spam company Spamhaus and web host Cyberbunker is said to be having a profoundly negative impact on the web.
According to a report from the BBC, Spamhaus has been receiving a cyber attack after adding servers from Cyberbunker to its blocklists. Cyberbunker has been accused of spreading spam via the sites it hosts in addition to coordinating retaliation.
“These guys are just mad. To be frank, they got caught. They think they should be allowed to spam,” commented Akamai Networks Chief Architect Patrick Gilmore in a New York Times’ report.
In fact, the attack is said to be so large – it’s causing general internet slowdowns which include problems with video streaming service Netflix.
Vulnerable are SpamHause’s DNS servers which are said to be facing a DDoS wrath six times greater than similar attacks at 300 gigabits per second, according to a CNET report.
CyberBunker provides dedicated server hosting. The company insists it hosts anything but child pornography and terrorism – so it’s controversial content should come as no surprise. Stay tuned for more…