Zombies Attack Time Warner Cable in SoCal

attacking zombieIf you’re an irritated Time Warner Cable customer in Los Angeles who has been experiencing crappy service for the last week, you can blame the zombies. Time Warner emailed to let us know that it has determined that a denial of service attack against its DNS servers was at fault. From its statement:

However, this particular series of attacks has been larger and more difficult to contain than similar attacks in the past. We suspect that the attackers are using “zombie computers,” or hijacking unsuspecting subscribers’ machines to perpetuate the attack without its owner’s knowledge.

To help solve the problem, Time Warner suggests area customers refresh their antivirus and firewall software rather than stock up on vinyl LPs or other zombie-killing paraphernalia.


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