[LACNIC/Seguridad] Fwd: The MegaUpload Shutdown Effect

Fernando Gont fgont en si6networks.com
Mie Ene 25 12:57:36 BRST 2012


Pregunta: Sabe alguno si este tipo de medida alcanza solamente a sitios
hosteados en USA, o tambien a otras regiones?

Saludos, y gracias!

On 01/25/2012 11:38 AM, Fernando Gont wrote:
> FYI.
> URL:
> <http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/2012/01/the-megaupload-shutdown-effect-2/>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	The MegaUpload Shutdown Effect
> Date: 	Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:31:20 GMT
> From: 	<Jose Nazario>
> The popular file sharing site MegaUpload was shut down by the US FBI and
> Department of Justice on Thursday, January 19, and executives from the
> company were taken into custody. This story is very well covered by the
> Wall Street Journal
> <http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204616504577171060611948408-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwOTExNDkyWj.html#project%3DWSJPDF%26s%3Ddocid%253D120119203839-55f3c7eb6f724462b34bd64ce22ff1d0%257Cfile%253Dmega01192012%26articleTabs%3Darticle>
> and includes a copy of the indictment for your reading.
> As you would expect, this was a wildly popular site with users from all
> over the world. So much so that even notable celebrities appear in a
> video discussing MegaUpload, almost endorsing it. Previous work by Arbor
> Networks showed that content providers and hosting sites like MegaUpload
> are the new “Hyper Giants
> <http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/2010/04/the-battle-of-the-hyper-giants-part-i-2/>”.
> With enough global data, you can actually see the traffic drop when the
> shutdown occurs. Based strictly on the traffic rates it appears that the
> shutdown started just after 19:00 GMT on January 19, with traffic
> plummeting down over the next two hours. The graphic here shows three
> main client regions – Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US.
> Over the past 24 hours, the top countries (in aggregate) using
> MegaUpload were the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, Great
> Britain, Turkey, Italy, and Spain, although dozens more countries are
> represented.
> As for the traffic drop off, we’re not the only ones to notice. As seen
> on Twitter <https://twitter.com/#!/andresmh/status/160112912487288832>,
> South America experienced a dramatic traffic drop
> <http://i.imgur.com/qlOtw.png> at about the same time, presumably due to
> this MegaUpload shutdown. Furthermore, we’re seeing reports of a fake
> MegaUpload site
> <https://twitter.com/#!/NeowinFeed/status/160188388631261184> that is
> supposedly a malware infection site.
> Friends of mine from elsewhere in the world have been joking that the
> Internet seems to be running a bit smoother today. That may be, given
> how much bandwidth appears to have been freed up.
> MegaUpload <http://www.flickr.com/photos/58693316@N00/6733525145/>
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