‘International Attack’ Hits Big Web Sites

‘International Attack’ Hits Big Web Sites: “Several major Web sites – including Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google – were inaccessible at times early Tuesday due to what the company that distributes them online called an attack.”

The second outage to hit the domain name servers of Akamai Technologies in less than two months. The one in the middle of May was apparently software related and Akamai isn’t saying if this one is a technical error or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Interestingly, the outage also coincided with the relaunch of Yahoo! Mail, which boasts expanded storage from 4 MB to 100 MB; increased size of individual messages from 3 MB to 10 MB; and a redesigned Web mail interface.

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