Thursday, March 28, 2013

INTERNET - Spam or Not to Spam Cyber War

"Cyber War Over Spam Slows Access for Internet Users" PBS Newshour 3/27/2013


SUMMARY:  A dispute between an online company that sends spam emails and a company trying to mitigate spam has led to the one of the largest reporter cyber attacks in history, creating slow access to common sites like Netflix for millions of web users.  Hari Sreenivasan talks over the case with Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times.

HARI SREENIVASAN (Newshour):  One company fights spam; the other is said to be behind sending those pesky e-mails.  A dispute between the two has led to one of the largest reported cyber-attacks in Internet history, the result, widespread congestion that's slowing access for millions of users to sites like Netflix.

Nicole Perlroth has been covering the story for The New York Times, joins me now.

NOTE:  For users, this is what eMail client filters are for.  Delete spam eMails, or move spam to a [Spam] folder.

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