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All posts tagged with: "DDoS"

How PayPal Benchmarks Their Service Providers for Application Delivery

Posted by on August 7th, 2017
August 7th, 2017

In this update from ThousandEyes Connect Santa Clara, we’ll summarize the presentation by Viet Nguyen, Senior Manager of Problem and Change Management and formerly Senior Manager of Network Engineering/Security/Operations at PayPal. During his talk, Viet described how his team keeps their many service providers accountable by collecting and sharing objective data. He also discussed how he and his team operationalizes the use of ThousandEyes within PayPal. … Read More »

AWS S3 Outage Likely Caused by Internal Network Issue

Posted by on February 28th, 2017
November 10th, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, the US-East-1 region of Amazon Web Services S3 saw a complete outage from 9:40am to 12:36pm PST. AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud object storage solution that many services rely on to store and retrieve files from anywhere on the web. In addition, many other AWS services that depend on S3 – Elastic Load Balancers, Redshift data warehouse, Relational Database Service and others – also had limited to no functionality. … Read More »

Running Low Latency on Hi-Rez’s Online Gaming Network

Posted by on December 21st, 2016
December 22nd, 2016

In this post from ThousandEyes Connect New York, we’ll summarize the presentation by Nabil Ismail, VP of Operations & Technology at Hi-Rez Studios. During his talk, Nabil described his team’s formidable task of ensuring that they continually provide a smooth, fast online experience to their 15+ million gamers across the globe.… Read More »

Top Internet Outages of 2016

Posted by on December 20th, 2016
January 18th, 2017

As we sip on warm holiday beverages and gradually wind down the year, it’s rather customary to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. Following traditions, we took a stroll down memory lane analyzing the state of the Internet and the “cloud”. In today’s blog post we discuss some of the most impactful outages of 2016, understand common trends and evaluate some of the key learnings.… Read More »

Three Types of DDoS Attacks

Posted by on November 15th, 2016
November 16th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been a popular topic of discussion in the past few months. We have seen a flurry of prominent DDoS attacks, such as the attacks on DNS root servers and the Dyn DNS outage, with widespread impact and the potential to disrupt communications worldwide.… Read More »

NANOG 68: Decoding Performance Data from Large-Scale Internet Outages

Posted by on November 7th, 2016
November 7th, 2016

At NANOG 68 in Dallas, TX on October 18, 2016, ThousandEyes CEO Mohit Lad presented on recent outages that had large-scale effects on Internet infrastructure and availability. During his talk, Mohit discussed three recent, impactful events: the June 2016 DNS root server DDoS, the May 2016 Sea-Me-We-4 cable cut and the April 2016 AWS route leak. … Read More »

The DDoS Attack on Dyn’s DNS Infrastructure

Posted by on October 25th, 2016
October 25th, 2016

On Friday, October 21st, a series of large-scale DDoS attacks were launched against Dyn, a managed DNS provider. Over the course of 18 hours, these attacks disrupted many critical services–including Spotify, Amazon and HBO Now–all of whom are customers of Dyn. At the height of the attack, approximately 75% of our global vantage points sent queries that went unanswered by Dyn’s servers.… Read More »

Pokémon GO Experiences Network and Application Outages

Posted by on July 28th, 2016
November 10th, 2017

On July 6, 2016, Pokémon GO, the augmented reality gaming phenomenon, launched in the United States, and millions became Pokémon trainers with the dream to “catch’ em all.” By July 7, Pokémon GO was the most downloaded and top-grossing game in the United States. At the time of this writing, the GPS-based game had generated $35 million in revenue from 30 million downloads. … Read More »

DDoS Attack Has Varying Impacts on DNS Root Servers

Posted by on July 19th, 2016
November 10th, 2017

On June 25, 2016, all 13 DNS root servers suffered from a major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This wasn’t the first time in recent memory that attacks were aimed at critical DNS infrastructure — at the end of last year, several root servers came under a DDoS attack, and in mid-May NS1 also experienced a DDoS attack that brought down services like Yelp and Alexa. … Read More »

How to Analyze a DDoS Attack on DNS Infrastructure

Posted by on June 23rd, 2016
November 10th, 2017

On May 16th, 2016, NS1, a DNS and traffic management vendor, was a victim of a widespread DDoS attack that affected a number of prominent websites and services, including Yelp and Alexa. The DDoS attack was broadly targeted at NS1, affecting their DNS infrastructure, the hosting provider of their website and other online-facing assets.… Read More »