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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Power Line Gets Hit With DOS Attacks After Showing IFD Videos

Interesting piece at Power Line about suffering Denial-of-Service attacks after they put up a series of videos from the Israeli Defense Forces.

Talk about disproportionate response. Just an hour or so after Power Line posted a series of videos from the Israeli Defense Forces--videos that, as Scott discovered, YouTube had pulled--we experienced a Denial-of-Service attack from a cabal of a half-dozen servers in the U.S. The attack sought to make Power Line and the videos we are hosting inaccessible by overloading our server. Our data center promptly registered the attack, and then defeated it by placing Power Line behind an advanced computer called a Cisco Guard. This device recognize malicious Internet traffic and defeats it.

They have a nifty graph showing the attacks as well.