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Internet smurf attack slows Web to a crawl

The Internet slowed to a crawl, or even stopped, for thousands of Seattle computer users over the weekend after a series of attacks against one local Internet service provider bogged down Web traffic in as much as 70 percent of the region. A number of similar attacks apparently occurred throughout the nation.

 as many as 2,000 nationwide, estimated Smith -- would have suffered near-total shutdown. Smurf attackers harness the power of unprotected networks to multiply their junk messages a thousandfold or more.

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-- Carl Jenkins (, January 18, 2000


Never trusted those little blue perverts. They're worse than Tinky Winky.

-- Jerry Falwell (No Nomination@This.Year), January 18, 2000.

So, that's what happened last night, it's a pain the ass and their more like gremlins.....

-- ~~~~ (~~~@~~.xcom), January 18, 2000.

Hey, did you know that papa smurf is a communist? Neither did I. Check this out. (chuckles)


-- Cin (, January 18, 2000.


Here's the main page...

papa smurf is a communist main page duh =o)

-- Cin (, January 18, 2000.

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