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Re: [tlug] Linode DDOS postmortem

On 1 February 2016 at 03:23, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:
> Charles Muller writes:
>  > Just in case you haven't seen this yet, Linode has provided a very
>  > complete (and for me, confidence-inspiring) report of their handling
>  > recent attacks on their system.
> I'm still wondering why they were targeted.  Refused to pay ransom to
> gangsters?  Hosting Tibetan or Uigur advocacy sites?  Corporate warfare?

I wondered about that too. As described, the attacks were very sophisticated.
Not at all what you'd expect from a posse of amateurs doing it for kicks.


Jim Breen
Adjunct Snr Research Fellow, Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University

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