Akamai Attack Highlights Threat From Bot Networks Have hacker-controlled "botnets" grown mighty enough to disrupt even Akamai's content distribution network and its 15,000 servers? Until yesterday, the notion seemed far-fetched. But Akamai said today that a large network of "zombie" machines were the culprit in a distributed denial of service attack that its DNS system for several hours. [via Netcraft]


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