How can I minimize the impact of this ongoing Cyber war – WW 3 – on my services and website? It’s up here.

The world has been on the brink of WW 3 for a long time now – ever since the 1990s there’s been attacks and bombings and everything – and in the back of their mind everyone knows that sooner or later something big is going to break out.

In the 2000s specially after the movie “The Matrix” – cyber warfare has been considered a very real and very possible threat. In this latest Spamhaus vs Spammers match, who will emerge the winner?

If the Spammers end up victorious – which would mean Spamhaus incurs major losses and is forced to shut shop – does that mean we’ll suddenly get 500x the usual amount of spam?

If Spamhaus ends up victorious – which would mean their resources and support far outweigh the Spammers’ capabilities – will the spam cease and Spamhaus become redundant?

Who wins and who loses?

Is this a World War? Definitely yes – all we need to do now is see the outcome.

Ref: http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/spam-dispute-becomes-largest-cyber-attack-in-history-of-the-internet-20130327-2gtw1.html

Ref: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/technology/attacks-on-spamhaus-used-internet-against-itself.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Further, PCH’s Bill Woodcock has put up this really brilliant explanation of the DDoS attack that happened on Spamhaus: http://youtu.be/Vlhu8_Aa7J8

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About Chaitanya Dhareshwar

Chaitanya Dhareshwar, a Technocrat | CIO.

Member of various key technology and management organizations (IETF, ISOC, CSI)
with 14 years of technology management & advisory experience
has transformed companies from "stone age" to "space age". I build high-scale, self-sustaining, self-service platforms. Passionate about technology, innovation and creating killer opportunities that only great tech can bring. I've led teams from 5 - 150 people, and am hands-on with all forms of technology.

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