July 12, 2001

IRC network comes under denial of service attack

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "One of the largest IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks, EFNet, has come under a
denial of service attack, according to reports posted on the organisation's Web site.

According to postings to EFNet.org the attacks started late on Tuesday and have
resulted in a number of organisations, such as Cable & Wireless INS and
University's disconnecting from the community service. Register readers report
trying to connect to the service for hours only to find nearly all its servers were
down."

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