Internet: So now we know why it was playng up last week

I am indebted to Baker & McKenzie’s Premium Global E-Law Alert notification for the news that at least 5 of 13 root servers upon which the the internet depends suffered a distributed denial of service attack early on Tuesday morning. A RIPE press release congratulated itself that the attack “passed largely unnoticed by the average computer user”. Not unnoticed by my wife, I am afraid, but then she is far from your average computer user.

For those who are interested in that sort of thing, “root name servers” help to translate mnemonic addresses to numerical codes. If you really want to know more there is a guide written specially for law graduates.

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About Jane Lambert

I am a barrister specializing in intellectual property, technology, media and entertainment and competition law. I specialize in helping SME (small and medium enterprises) protect and exploit their investment in brands, design, technology and the arts. SME require intellectual property (legal protection for their intellectual assets) at least as much as big business but their limited means restrict the way they can use it. Looking after such clients wisely requires skills and knowledge which have taken me years to learn.
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