1997-05-07 - Re: Spam Update/Cyber Promo attacked

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@brainlink.com>
To: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Message Hash: 711eff86d8b7b64e25e8e59300530bf65b7fb3c6906566d625498c47e3affee4
Message ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.970507154233.999J-100000@beast.brainlink.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-07 20:05:48 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 04:05:48 +0800

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@brainlink.com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 04:05:48 +0800
To: Robert Hettinga <rah@shipwright.com>
Subject: Re: Spam Update/Cyber Promo attacked
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On Wed, 7 May 1997, Robert Hettinga wrote:

> PHILADELPHIA, 5-7-97  Bulk e-mail giant Cyber Promotions is under attack by
> "anti-spam" hackers. This concentrated attack was planned for several
> weeks, and has been publicly discussed on Internet newsgroups. The hackers
> are using a brand new method to deny service to all Cyber Promotions'
> computers hooked to a main router on an AGIS line. The hackers have devised
> a system which sends millions of random "arp" requests to a router, which
> can disable the whole network for hours. This type of attack has never
> occurred before. Currently thousands of businesses with web pages and mail
> box accounts are being denied service.

Wooo hooo! :)  Now that's a dream come true!  Whoever did this: many 
thanks! :)  

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