Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 00:36 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Internet & Networking "The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it was a large attack, sending 85Gbps of traffic. Since then, the attack got much worse. Here are some of the technical details of what we've seen."
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RE[2]: Not so fast.
by bowkota on Thu 28th Mar 2013 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Not so fast."
bowkota
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2011-10-12

I mean, sure, if you just read clickbait headlines like "a DDoS attack make the internet crash"

You mean like the one on Cloudflare's blog, one being linked here? Or maybe you mean the NY times article.

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RE[3]: Not so fast.
by Laurence on Thu 28th Mar 2013 10:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Not so fast."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Any of them.

You have to remember that headlines are just there to get readers - they're not intended to be 100% factually accurate (I agree it's crap how they're misused - but that's a whole other debate).

You can't expect to read a headline to get the full story; just like the old adage that you can't judge a book by it's cover.

Edited 2013-03-28 10:15 UTC

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