Thursday, May 4th, 2006
9:45 am - The LJ Outage Conspiracy Theory...  
Six Apart, the owner of LiveLournal, TypePad, and a bunch of other blogging sites, got whacked with a DDoS attack Tuesday night, pretty much knocking LJ and everything else offline for about twelve hours. Now comes word that the attack may not have originally be aimed at Six Apart, but was rather redirected there (inadvertently or otherwise) by the real target, Blue Security, an anti-spam service. It seems when they came under attack, they pointed their domain name at their TypePad blog, presumably so they could provide status reports. Of course, since the domain name was the frelling bullseye for the attack, the river of bad traffic just got diverted into Six Apart's front door. Um, oops?

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fatoudust: jet blackfatoudust on May 4th, 2006 - 05:51 pm
Huh. That's really fascinating. And also, really irritating.
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