CJ Kelly, a blogger at Computerworld, proclaimed yesterday that the Internet is safe from DDoS. She says:
…maybe 5-8 years ago this was a possibility, but I donâ€™t think itâ€™s possible to do a large scale DDoS attack any more.
Man, I am so happy to hear this news. You can’t fathom the relief at hearing Ms. Kelly announce our new found safety. I am so indebted to Ms. Kelly for fixing the Internet yesterday right after she posted this announcement.
What was that? What happened yesterday? Well, let’s see. A business web service provider called CrystalTech went down for four hours due to a DDoS attack (it happened the same day she wrote her post). I am glad that isn’t going to happen anymore.
Oh, and EveryDNS was hit hard last week with a DDoS attack that took them down for 1 1/2 hours. I am totally relieved that we won’t see that again.
I also seem to remember a company called Blue Security closing its doors in May because a nutty spammer decided to DDoS them and started causing trouble all over the Internet. Here’s a quote from the article:
The attacks not only disrupted Blue Security’s operations but knocked out the Web blog hosting service Six Apart and a handful of Internet service providers, including Tucows.
Man, I am so happy we are done with DDoS attacks.
OK, I guess that is enough. CJ Kelly’s post is nothing short of ridiculous. I mean, really. Does she write from a black hole where the only articles she can find to support her are Cisco press releases and product whitepapers? I’m not kidding. Look at her links to Cisco. It is friggin’ Cisco propaganda that she calls “informational pages”.
Holy crap, my head is about to explode.
Ms. Kelly, please do some research. Please read the news. If you are a “real world Information Security Officer” as it says in your CW bio, I beg you to better serve your company and the information security industry by informing yourself before you start writing.