The cupcakes remind me that this coming week includes not just the American holiday, Thanksgiving, but also Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. A few years ago I was talking with a prospective customer, a large ad reseller, who got attacked on their busiest day of the year: Black Friday. While they were down they were losing $100,000 of revenue every 30 minutes.
$100,000. Every 30 minutes.
As you can imagine they were frantic. In the end they thought it was a competitor who was behind it, but they couldn’t prove it. This wasn’t an isolated event – we hear about (and help with) unfortunately-timed attacks quite often.
So with all that in mind I’m going to post some more helpful DDoS-related mitigation material on this blog. Watch for it. Here’s a recap of some of the more popular DDoS related content from this blog over the years just to sate your appetite.