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Level 3 now blocks traffic from servers believed to be controlled by hackers

2015-06-01 10:01 by
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The largest tier 1 carrier Level 3 has decided to fight criminal traffic over the Internet. Starting 3 years ago, so far the company has regularly blocked questionable traffic that doesn't involve any of its clients.

The carrier announces those facts now and expects that other network operators will follow its example. This will lead to change in their roles - from simply providing connection, to Internet policing and shield against attacks that can harm a lot of consumers.

Other companies have tried more aggressive approaches against hackers in the past. One of them - Microsoft Corp. attacked botnets in 2013 to cut off connections to ZeroAccess, a network of more than 2 million infected computers that attackers used to defraud online ad networks.

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