Month: May 2009

The Great GoogleLapse

Web sites go down. Circuits fail. Network engineers goof router configs. And few of these outages ever make the nightly news… But if you happen to be Google and your content constitutes up to 5% of all Internet traffic, people notice.  Network engineers around the […]

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60 Days of Attack Scale & Duration

Over the last couple months we’ve observed a discernible uptick in DDoS attack activity and effectiveness, namely across two vectors; scale and virulence.  The scale bit is easier to qualify and quantify than the virulence bit, as the hostility of a given attack is usually […]

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