Revision3's servers were brought down over the Memorial Day weekend by a denial of service attack. It's an all too common occurrence these days. But this one wasn't your normal cybercrime--there's a chilling twist at the end. <A HREF="http://revision3.com/blog/2008/05/29/inside-the-attack-that-crippled-revision3">Here's what happened, and why we're even more concerned today,</A> after it's over, than we were on Saturday when it started.
It all started with just a simple "hi." Now "hi" can be the sweetest word in the world, breathlessly whispered into your ear by a long-lost lover, or squealed out by your bouncy toddler at the end of the day. But taken to excess--like by a cranky 3-year old--it gets downright annoying. Now imagine a room full of hyperactive toddlers, hot off of a three hour Juicy-Juice bender, incessantly shrieking "hi" over and over again, and you begin to understand what our poor servers went through this past weekend.