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DNS Made Easy rallies after punishing DDoS attack




DNS Made Easy rallies after punishing DDoS attack
DNS Made Easy rallies after punishing DDoS attack



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/09/dns_service_monster_ddos/ 

By John Leyden
The Register
9th August 2010 

DNS Made Easy has restored services following a vicious denial of 
service that peaked at 50Gbps on Saturday.

The identity of the perpetrators and their motives remain unclear. One 
possible scenario is that hackers with a grudge against the site hired a 
botnet to swamp DNS Made Easy with useless traffic.

A blow-by-blow account of the attack can be found via DNS Made Easy's 
Twitter feed here.

The firm said it experienced 1.5 hours of actual downtime during the 
attack, which lasted eight hours. Carriers including Level3, 
GlobalCrossing, Tinet, Tata, and Deutsche Telekom assisted in blocking 
the attack, which due to its size flooded network backbones with junk.

DNS Made Easy specialises in global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services, 
so it isn't exactly a likely target for internet attacks, especially one 
of such ferocity. The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre is among 
the many security watchers keen to learn more about the attack.

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