Eircom blames DNS outage on ‘irregular’ traffic volumes : a better quote than the IT article. “This issue has been caused by an unusual and irregular volume of internet traffic being directed onto our network, and this impacted the systems and servers that provide access to the Internet for our customers.” Hmm. an irregular volume caused by a DNS cache poisoning attack, maybe? (via Chris)
(tags: via:chris security dns eircom hacks)
Dublin’s long-awaited wheel deal on track for September roll-out – The Irish Times : ‘There is an undisguised and frank expression of relief in Michael Sands’s voice when asked what Dublin City Council will do in the event of theft or damage to the city’s 450 bikes. “JC Decaux is responsible for that. Our deal with them is that the city must have 450 bikes fit for use at all times.” We’ll see over time who got the better half of the deal.’
(tags: jc-decaux dublin bikes cycling commute dublinbikes rental)
Suspected hacker attack on Eircom internet service – The Irish Times : the _only_ press coverage so far of Eircom’s DNS subversion. ‘The company blamed the problems on “an unusual and irregular volume of internet traffic” directed at its website, which affected the systems and servers that provide access to the internet for its customers.’ uh, how does that wind up redirecting popular sites to porn ads exactly?
(tags: eircom ads exploits hacking dns isps press rte irish-times)