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A Retrospective on Linode’s Holiday DDoS Attacks image/svg+xml

Over the twelve days between December 25th and January 5th, Linode saw more than a hundred denial-of-service attacks against every major part of our infrastructure, some severely disrupting service for hundreds of thousands of Linode customers.

I’d like to follow up on my earlier update by providing some more insight into how we were attacked and what we’re doing to stop it from happening again.

As a Linode customer, I found this a fascinating read. It’s a candid analysis of what happened, and what they are doing to prevent it from happening again. I remember saying at the time that I hoped something good would come out of the attacks, and it looks like that is now happening. Nice work, Linode.

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