DDoS Attack Forces Code Spaces to Shut Down
A cautionary tale
sprung up late last week about code-hosting provider Code Spaces
, which unfortunately was forced out of business
after suffering a #ddos
attack similar to the #ddosattacks
that struck +Evernote
just a few days prior.
As Code Spaces was comprised of very technical and #cybersecurity savvy
, they attempted to mitigate the attack themselves. But after 12 hours
trying to fight back an #extortion
based attack, Code Sources released a statement saying they will no longer be able to stay in operation....an unauthorized person—not believed to be employed by the site—gained access to Code Spaces's Amazon EC2 control panel. When the team fought back, the hacker deleted "most of our data, backups, machine configurations and offsite backups," the company said.
A sad story, but one www.blacklotus.net
hopes other companies can learn from. #hackers
and cyber criminals are getting better and better
each day, and DDoS attacks are growing larger and more sophisticated.
Professional, top-tier #ddosprotection
is becoming a necessity in #business #news #ddosmitigation #cybersecurity #blacklotus #flt +Black Lotus image, link, and quote all from +PCMag