AWS Left Reeling After Eight-Hour DDoS

Advisories

Discover Hacks/Cracks News

AWS Left Reeling After Eight-Hour DDoS

7e4cf5e2 A04c 46b6 8958 3a16f253f6d0

Are you aware that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers were hit by severe outages yesterday after an apparent DDoS attack took S3 and other services offline for up to eight hours? Learn more about the attack:

The attack hit the cloud giant’s Router 53 DNS web service, which had a knock-on effect on other services including Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Relational Database Service (RDS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), that require public DNS resolution.

A status update by AWS,since replaced, claimed: “Between 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM PDT, we experienced intermittent errors with resolution of some AWS DNS names. Beginning at 5:16 PM, a very small number of specific DNS names experienced a higher error rate. These issues have been resolved.”

The link for this article located at InfoSecurity is no longer available.

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.