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Source: Wired - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hacks/Cracks Probably the best account on what's been happening with Undernet. "But IRC channels are increasingly being hit with denial of service attacks that are severe enough to cause their service contracts with ISPs to be terminated and IRC servers to shut . . . Probably the best account on what's been happening with Undernet. "But IRC channels are increasingly being hit with denial of service attacks that are severe enough to cause their service contracts with ISPs to be terminated and IRC servers to shut down, threatening the existence of the service.

Currently under attack is Undernet, whose administrators say that the service has been under a constant DoS attack since last Friday, barraged with a flood of garbage data that ties up their servers and renders them inaccessible to users.

Some Undernet servers have been taken down at the request of the ISP that hosts the service, and Undernet officials say the chat may be forced to go offline permanently if the attack continues. "

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