posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 13:42 UTC, submitted by george
Sun's Grid network was hit by a denial-of-service attack on its first day. "To let people try out the Sun Grid, the company made a text-to-speech translation service publicly accessible for, for example, turning blog entries into podcasts. 'It became the focus of a denial of service attack,' said Aisling MacRunnels, Sun's senior director of utility computing said in an interview." However, the attack was easily delt with: "Sun moved the service to be within the regular Sun Grid, which requires authorisation to use. The attacks didn't disturb the regular grid, Sun said.