There’s no need to warn the anti-spam researchers at the Spamhaus Project about the Storm worm authors’ ability to launch massive denial-of-service attacks. They’ve been fending them off for several months. And they’ve lived — or at least stayed online — to tell the tale.

“It’s been a pretty constant battle to stay online,” Vincent Hanna, an investigator for the non-profit Spamhaus Project, told InformationWeek. “It’s an arms race. They try something. We block it. They try something else. We block it. It goes on and on. Sometimes it’s fine and sometimes we spend hours a day on this.”

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