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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Aljazeera - March 2003


DATE:
2003-03

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Qatar

AFFECTED SITES:
aljazeera.net

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Network pushed offline, sites dropped by ISP (DataPipe, located in New Jersey)

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DNS flood DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
Traffic between 150-300 Mbps (usually get 50-60 Mbps)

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
"a powerful and coordinated attack on Al-Jazeera's Web sites that began on March 25, shortly after the network published photos of U.S. soldiers who had been taken prisoner by Iraqi forces inside Iraq." (1)

URLS:
1. http://www.infoworld.com/t/applications/al-jazeera-hobbled-ddos-attack-495


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