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Akamai Technologies squelched the largest-ever distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in Europe earlier this month against a company that was being consistently hammered over a 30-day period. According to the cybersecurity and cloud services vendor, the height of the attack hit on July 21, when over a 14-hour period it …

  1. Martin J Hooper

    I Wonder if this had ripple effects... I couldn't play some youtube videos the past couple of days the player just hung trying to stream the vid...

    1. Twanky

      Perhaps your computer was too busy doing something else for someone else?

    2. Neil Barnes Silver badge

      Same here - but only *some* videos. Others were fine.

      1. TimMaher Silver badge

        Re:- “*some* videos”

        Thought I’d donate you an icon for that one @Neil.

  2. b0llchit Silver badge


    The /. effect has evolved. When all devices are secured(*) then we only have to worry about everybody wanting to see the same thing at the same time.

    (*)Yeah, that'll happen when hell freezes over and pigs fly and monday falls on a sunday, all at the same time.

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: /.

      Is that the same date as when Brexit will be finally done?

  3. Lotaresco
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    "Eastern Europe", Hmmmm

    I'm left wondering if it was a "State Sponsored Botnet" that was responsible.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: "Eastern Europe", Hmmmm

      And which State.

    2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: "Eastern Europe", Hmmmm

      With Russia the only difference between the state and the criminals is which wing of the Kremlin they use.

      1. adam 40 Silver badge

        Re: "Eastern Europe", Hmmmm

        "Meris was responsible for an attack in September 2021 against giant Russian tech company Yandex."

        Russians attacking Russians? Maybe it was just a trial run, to see if it was effective?

        1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

          Re: "Eastern Europe", Hmmmm

          Who knows? Maybe it was just about keeping Yandex in line.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Correct me if I'm wrong

    If a DDoS attack used a botnet, and that attack was repeated over the course of a month, why in hell hasn't Akamai reported those source addresses to the ISPs?

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