CDT's Global Policy Weekly highlights the latest Internet policy developments and proposals from around the world, compiled by CDT's Global Internet Freedom Project.
SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE
Anti-spam non-profit Spamhaus fell victim to a number of large denial-of-service attacks that appear to implicate Dutch hosting service CyberBunker, which had been a target of Spamhaus’s anti-spam efforts in the past. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a spokesperson for CyberBunker, denied that the company was behind the attacks. While some reports indicated that the attack “threatened” the entire Internet, other commentators note that the size of the attack, while large, was not unheard of. The attack was also notable because it ended up impacting three large Internet Exchange Points, making the effect felt beyond the initial target.