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GoGrid hit with DDoS attack, affects half its customers




GoGrid hit with DDoS attack, affects half its customers
GoGrid hit with DDoS attack, affects half its customers



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10208732-83.html 

By Dawn Kawamoto
Security
CNet News
March 31, 2009

Hosting company GoGrid suffered a denial of service attack Monday 
afternoon, which affected approximately half of its thousands upon 
thousands of customers, said its co-founder on Tuesday.

The DDoS attack hit Monday afternoon, slowing customers' Web sites, to 
creating latency issues, to making their Web sites inaccessible, said 
David Hecht, GoGrid co-founder.

Although GoGrid was able to stabilize the situation by late Monday 
afternoon and most its customers were back online, the company faced a 
decision whether to stay on course with a scheduled maintenance later 
that night, or reschedule for another date.

The maintenance, which required GoGrid to take its portal down and 
troubleshoot support queries over the phone, was designed to expand its 
capacity, and deploy minor bug fixes and add additional improvements to 
the service.

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