From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

GreenNet is a not-for-profit Internet service provider based in London, England

2013 DDoS Attack[edit]

Beginning at 10.15 BST on Thursday 1 August 2013 GreenNet and APC suffered an extensive DDoS attack. The attack was later described as a "DNS reflection attack" also known as a spoofed attack[1] Several sources initially suspected the attack was linked to the Zimbabwean Elections, held a day earlier.[2][3][4] GreenNet's services were not fully operational again until 10.30 BST on Thursday 7 August.[5] On the 9th of August there was a second attack, which, while affecting some systems, allowed GreenNet to discover the site which was being targeted.[6] In October 2013, the target was revealed to be the site of investigative reporter Andrew Jennings.[7]


  1. ^ "Zimbabweans Hit By Cyber Attacks During Election - Slashdot". 
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe election hit by hacking and DDoS attacks". 
  3. ^ Eduard Kovacs (7 August 2013). "Zimbabwe’s Presidential Election Accompanied by Cyberattacks". softpedia. 
  4. ^ "Cyber Attacks Strike Zimbabweans Around Controversial Election". TechWeekEurope UK. 
  5. ^ "[Greennet-l] GreenNet service update 7 August 2013". 
  6. ^ "[Greennet-l] GreenNet service update 9 August 2013". 
  7. ^ Dawson, Tim (October–November 2013). "Brand new gag: the hidden war on press freedom". The Journalist (London: National Union of Journalists): 14–16. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

External links[edit]