back to article Cloudflare stomps huge DDoS attack on crypto platform

Cloudflare this month halted a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a cryptocurrency platform that not only was unusual in its sheer size but also because it was launched over HTTPS and primarily originated from cloud datacenters rather than residential internet service providers (ISPs). At 15.3 million …

  1. Arthur the cat Silver badge
    WTF?

    used to surface Decentralized Finance projects to potential investors

    Surface? By covering it in tarmac? Or is it some marketroid jargon that's supposed to mean "show"?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: used to surface Decentralized Finance projects to potential investors

      Surface as in “bring to the surface”. Kind of a business term, but one of the less obnoxious.

    2. Empire of the Pussycat

      Re: used to surface Decentralized Finance projects to potential investors

      surface - hipsterspeak for advertise

      1. Sitaram Chamarty

        Re: used to surface Decentralized Finance projects to potential investors

        I think it's closer to "expose", thinking back to every time I heard that word in various contexts

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If they're attacking a cryptocurrency platform, are they REALLY the bad guys?

    1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
      Coat

      Even fleas have fleas on their backs to bite 'em.

      1. David 132 Silver badge

        And so on ad infinitum!

        1. Cuddles Silver badge

          Isn't it mainly turtles?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Behold, dog!

    2. JimC

      the bad guys...

      There is no rule that says there has to be a good guy in a conflict. Failure to realise this causes a lot of trouble.

      1. David 132 Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: the bad guys...

        A plaque on both their houses!

        (A blue one, saying “A complete knob lives here”)

  3. Kev99 Silver badge

    I have no sympathy for the cryptocurrency site being brought down.

  4. Cav Bronze badge

    "used to surface Decentralized Finance projects to potential investors."

    Are they on a bloody submarine?! The word is "present".

    Are people jealous of those of us who work in IT? We use words which are unfamiliar to the majority of people, because there is no alternative. These corporate cretins make up crap just for the sake of it.

    Pretentious pillocks.

    1. A random security guy

      Wannabe pretentious pillocks.

    2. JimC

      > These corporate cretins make up crap just for the sake of it.

      Do you think they don't say the same about us?

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