Massive Cyberattack Slows Internet Worldwide

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On Wednesday, parts of the Internet slowed down when a group of spammers working in an abandoned bunker in the Netherlands decided to launch a cyberattack. The attack was aimed at the anti-spam watchdog, Spamhaus, which blocks fake Viagra and weight-loss ads. When Spamhaus added Cyberbunker to its blacklist, the Dutch group retaliated with a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, one of the largest reported cyberattacks ever. Experts join us to talk about the incident and the future of online security.


Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of CloudFlare, Inc. -- a local company that protects websites from traffic surges and cyberattacks

Kevin Mitnick, founder and CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, and author of "Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker"

Edward Stroz, co-president of Stroz Friedberg, a national digital risk management and investigations firm, and former FBI special agent dealing with Internet extortion and denial-of-service attacks