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celeste

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Global Internet slows
« on: 06:41:24, 01/09/14 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636

The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history.

A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet.

Experts worry that the row could escalate to affect banking and email systems.

Five national cyber-police-forces are investigating the attacks.

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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #1 on: 11:44:41, 01/09/14 »
and I thought it was just my broadband.....
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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #2 on: 13:12:19, 01/09/14 »
That story is from march 2013.

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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #3 on: 15:30:13, 01/09/14 »
and I thought it was just my broadband.....

Me too
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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #4 on: 07:01:17, 03/09/14 »
My speed checker flatlined at wk/nd, The net providers phone line had a 45 min. wait, their recorded message said there was an outage.  The Forum was a no no.
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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #5 on: 21:25:21, 03/09/14 »
Thanks for that Celeste.
Like Cupcake i thought it was me.Its a bit of a worry isnt it?

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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #6 on: 21:43:07, 03/09/14 »
I cant get on to my Ebay account atm :P
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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #7 on: 19:46:10, 04/09/14 »
Hope you got on to your'e Ebay account.I couldnt get onto online banking for over an hour today. >:(

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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #8 on: 20:02:00, 04/09/14 »
Yes I did  thanks Jean, good luck with your 'glitch' - probably be fine tomorrow O0
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Re: Global Internet slows
« Reply #9 on: 07:26:21, 15/07/15 »
After my last comment I changed provider and all was fine, BUT , in my view ,because it was the current bargain, I think their system became overloaded with new customers andI,m back to a patchy service.
Are you on fast fibre?
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