Thursday, July 16, 2015

Inside A Vicious DDoS Attack

From Dark Reading:

Inside A Vicious DDoS Attack

On Sunday, May 17, cybercriminals launched a vicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against my company, HotSchedules, a cloud-based service supporting more than 2 million workers in restaurants, hospitality, and retail industries.  For 45 hours, from Sunday night to Tuesday afternoon, the assailants prevented employees from checking and managing their schedules  -- and never stated a motive.
However, what began as every CEO’s nightmare ultimately became a source of pride and valuable lessons for me. HotSchedules had fended off many such attacks over the past 16 years without any interruption to service. This one was exceptionally ferocious, and I believe that other companies can benefit from what we learned.

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