European Usenet Provider Usenet.nl offline due to DDoS Attacks

The European Usenet Provider Usenet.nl has been the target of continued distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks over the course of the last few days, as 1usenet.com reports. The attacks caused the company website to go offline for several hours on June 23rd, 24th and again yesterday evening.

Usenet.nl was quick to assure that no user data has been stolen and security meassures have been increased to prevent further attacks. Still the case resembles similar attacks by hacker groups such as Anonymous or (the now defunct) LulzSec. For the moment it remains unclear however who is to be held responsible for the attacks on Usenet.nl.

Although Usenet users have (perhaps unrightfully) been held responsible for DDoS attacks in the past, this is (at least to my knowledge) the first time a major Usenet provider has been the target of such an attack. Let’s all hope it stays that way! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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