AWS Left Reeling After Eight-Hour DDoS

    Date24 Oct 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    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.”

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