Today, It's DoubleClick's Turn To Take A Zombie-Induced Rest
from the sleep-tight dept
Questioning the overall ability of major sites to withstand a concerted attack yet? Following yesterday’s story about Google being knocked offline, today it’s DoubleClick who was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack from zombie machines. The attack knocked the company offline, impacting many of their customers, who probably aren’t particularly happy. A number of major sites running DoubleClick ads ended up loading very slowly as they couldn’t call home to get their ads. As the article notes, this, and the attack on Akamai last month, (much more so than yesterday’s tangential denial of service attack at the hands of a search engine loving virus) are starting to demonstrate some key trouble points on the internet.