DDoS attack paralyses Estonia
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
At exactly 11 pm, Estonia was slammed with traffic coming in at more than 4 million packets per second, a 200-fold surge. Globally, nearly 1 million computers suddenly navigated to a multitude of Estonian sites, ranging from the foreign ministry to the major banks. It was a larger-scale version of what had happened to the Postimees, except that the entire country’s bandwidth capacity was being squeezed.
The story is a little over the top, there’s a lot of speculation and I doubt Estonia is ‘the Most Wired Country in Europe’, but it’s still an interesting read. I wonder if the Europian Union has any plans on how to counter such calamities. Basically all that’s needed is a good line of communications via which immediate action can be taken to stop traffic as close to the root as possible, I guess.