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Global internet slows after ‘biggest attack in history’

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

A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks flooding core infrastructure.

It is having an impact on widely used services like Netflix – and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and email services.

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

Spamhaus, a group based in both London and Geneva, is a non-profit organisation which aims to help email providers filter out spam and other unwanted content. read

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James Barnley

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