- Nov 11, 2009
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I also like the fact that the problem was fixed first and investigated before running to the "cyber attack" / "missing bolt" / "malicious hacker" mode. It means they are providing the reason for an incident and have taken ownership of a problem not of their making. I particularly appreciate the admission that there was a bug in the system that came to the fore because of the DDOS attack and the fact that it is clear that the system will be modified according to the best practice on the revised evidence - this is how these things get better.
Of course - and Afriguy should be able to predict this - I would argue that this fortifies the case for them to get a dog as I am sure AfriDog patrolling the server room could have come in handy; unless he decided to mark his territory on one of the racks.
He said that during the outage there was great communication from MTN to Afrihost. “We hope that we in turn did a fairly good job in communicating what was going on during the outage,” Payne said
hmmm interesting. last Sunday China's .cn cc TLD Domain servers were hit by similar DDOS attack
what was the Attack Peak volume?
also what was the queries peak per sec?