Online Dispute Becomes Internet-Snarling Attack - NYTimes.com
Firm Is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet
By JOHN MARKOFF and NICOLE PERLROTH
Published: March 26, 2013
A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts Web sites said to be sending spam has escalated into one of the largest computer attacks on the Internet, causing widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure around the world.
Millions of ordinary Internet users have experienced delays in services like Netflix or could not reach a particular Web site for a short time.