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Spam spat knocks out Six Apart services

A dispute between a mysterious Russian spammer and an Israeli antispam firm spilled over to the rest of the Internet on Wednesday, when denial-of-service attacks aimed at the Israeli firm’s Web site knocked out servers that host millions of blogs. Blogging company Six Apart suffered a sophisticated DoS attack Tuesday afternoon, Pacific Time, which caused service outages at all of Six Apart’s Web sites, including LiveJournal and TypePad. The DoS attack stems from an ongoing feud between Blue Security and an unnamed spammer disgruntled over that company’s antispam crusade, according to Blue Security CEO Eran Reshef. Full Story

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