justawriter - 3:22 am on Mar 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Many of you have pointed to a date of Feb 21 as a start date for this attack and the impression I get as I read this thread is that there are a lot of people affected by this so you would expect to see an upswing in Internet traffic from that date ... even just a small one.
So I had a look at Internet traffic reports and around the 21st/22nd there was actually a marked decrease in Internet traffic.
From about the 23rd traffic levels seemed to return to what they had been prior to the 21st.
I also spoke to a sysadmin for a high level network of sites that usually attract attacks like this one like honey attracts bees and he can see no indication of any sort of attack across his sites like you guys are seeing.
What he did see though was a drop in traffic on 21/22Feb and then things have returned to normal.