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WiscMail denial of service attacks

Posted: 07:43:57, Tuesday, Apr 6, 2004   Expiration: 19:00:00, Monday, Apr 5, 2004

At least two computers on campus flooded the campus mail system with outbound "denial of service" (DOS) attacks to AOL. There were over 500,000 messages sent within 40 minutes. As of 4:30 PM today the servers were caught back up.

Computers involved in the DOS attacks are being disconnected from the network. More may be involved and will be addressed as quickly as possible.

-- DoIT News

Created: 07:43:57, Tuesday, Apr 6, 2004 (by Chris M.)
Updated: 11:34:57, Tuesday, Apr 6, 2004 (by Chris M.)