Is your internet connection fast and frisky today? Mine neither: it is, in fact, cataclysmically slow. I was just going to phone Shaw and give them another verbal asskicking when I found this:
Anonymous is claiming responsibility for a cyberattack against Chinese websites — one that may also be having an impact on Internet speeds across the world.
Networks in North America, Europe and especially Asia were running at significantly lower speeds Thursday. Asia’s cyber backbone was especially hard hit, seeing packet loss of 33% or more, according to the monitoring website Internet Traffic Report.
Anonymous, a loosely knit group of hackers, took credit for defacing up to 500 Chinese websites Thursday, according to ABC News.
I guess Asia is getting the worst of it, but looking at the Internet Traffic Report’s Network Overview, which if I’m interpreting it properly, it appears that internet speeds in the Vancouver area really are slower than slug-shit. (We’re doing better than some places in Ontario, though. Yeek.)
Oh well, since it’s Anonymous, I can forgive and forget. (But with an internet connection this slow, don’t expect me.)