[nc-whois] [FYI] UK WHOIS service suspended after rogue attack
UK WHOIS service suspended after rogue attack
By Tim Richardson, The Register Jan 24 2003 7:56AM
Nominet UK was forced to suspend its WHOIS service last night after
a rogue attempt to copy the entire registry of .uk domains.
Spammers are thought to be behind attempts to copy the WHOIS
database, which started last week. Last night, though, the attack
was so severe that Nominet - the national Registry for all domain
names ending .uk - had no choice but to suspend the service.
Thomas Roessler <email@example.com>