[Downtime] 27th December 2002

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Down time 27/12/2002

Hi

At 9:00am on the 27/12/2002 we experienced a massive influx of bad traffic known as a DDOS attack (If you want to know what a DDOS attack is please visit DDOS Explained )

This was not a small attack, it was in the region of 800mbit which not only brought down our network but also caused problems for Claranet and Telia.
Claranet use Telia for transatlantic connections and the size of the attack caused the flooding of 2 Gigabit connections, which cause failures in the Claranet network. The size of this attack is the biggest Claranet have seen.


The traffic was tracked down to compromised systems in a number of American universities and blocked, service was then restored, however due to the magnitude of this attack it did take a long time.

I will keep you informed about any other developments.

Unfortunately there is nothing that can protect against an attack of this magnitude and it is something that if happens is out of our hands and has to be dealt with by our bandwidth providers.

Thanks in advance for your understanding
 

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This was not a small attack, it was in the region of 800mbit which not only brought down our network but also caused problems for Claranet and Telia.
Jeez, the culprit(s) musta have had an ulterior motive on that one, that cant have been a spur of the moment thing.
 

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Someone from the beemer squad i suspect...;) :crazy:
 

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