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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Are you for real?

    Go get a life!
    What on earth are you talking about?

    DDoS is one the most basic ways to overload any service- keep hammering servers with a massive amount of data until they give up the ghost.

    There have been companies who specialise in mitigating these attacks very effectively for years now- attacks that are much bigger than what Kiwibank/ANZ/Metservice etc faced- and any business who provides essential services and doesn't have decent protection in place is at best incompetent and worst grossly irresponsible.

    These services aren't even expensive, and are offered by a number of big name companies- Cloudflare, MS/Azure, Amazon/AWS, Google/GCP, Akamai, Level 3, all of whom are big players in the enterprise space.

    Edit: Checking the IP history, Kiwibank used to run their main site through a company called RedShield Limited- and have now moved on to routing through AWS as of a few days ago- smart move. Smaller companies won't be able to cope with the traffic load like big ones with giant distributed networks can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post
    What on earth are you talking about?

    DDoS is one the most basic ways to overload any service- keep hammering servers with a massive amount of data until they give up the ghost.

    There have been companies who specialise in mitigating these attacks very effectively for years now- attacks that are much bigger than what Kiwibank/ANZ/Metservice etc faced- and any business who provides essential services and doesn't have decent protection in place is at best incompetent and worst grossly irresponsible.

    These services aren't even expensive, and are offered by a number of big name companies- Cloudflare, MS/Azure, Amazon/AWS, Google/GCP, Akamai, Level 3, all of whom are big players in the enterprise space.

    Edit: Checking the IP history, Kiwibank used to run their main site through a company called RedShield Limited- and have now moved on to routing through AWS as of a few days ago- smart move. Smaller companies won't be able to cope with the traffic load like big ones with giant distributed networks can.
    Put your glasses on and reread the post I was referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Put your glasses on and reread the post I was referring to.
    You quoted prioska for saying

    ASB not affected.

    Pretty slack that Kiwibank haven't got anti-DDOS in place.
    Not sure how you expect it to be interpreted, if it's a joke it sucks :P

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post
    You quoted prioska for saying



    Not sure how you expect it to be interpreted, if it's a joke it sucks :P
    Maybe if you lived in New Zealand, you would understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Maybe if you lived in New Zealand, you would understand.
    What a ridiculous thing to say. I'm in Christchurch.

    But whatever, have a nice weekend.

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post
    What a ridiculous thing to say. I'm in Christchurch.

    But whatever, have a nice weekend.
    My apologies.

    I had incorrectly assumed that you were living in the USA.

    My bad.

    Still, as you cannot apprehend what my original post was about, I have no intention of attempting to explain it to you.

    Enjoy your weekend

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post

    DDoS is one the most basic ways to overload any service- keep hammering servers with a massive amount of data until they give up the ghost.

    There have been companies who specialise in mitigating these attacks very effectively for years now- attacks that are much bigger than what Kiwibank/ANZ/Metservice etc faced- and any business who provides essential services and doesn't have decent protection in place is at best incompetent and worst grossly irresponsible.

    These services aren't even expensive, and are offered by a number of big name companies- Cloudflare, MS/Azure, Amazon/AWS, Google/GCP, Akamai, Level 3, all of whom are big players in the enterprise space.
    .

    Yes.
    Companies don't generally just sit there saying OMG it's DDOS, well we'll just have to wait until it goes away.
    Webdrive sure didn't.

    They had processes in place to help prevent it, and methods to stop it if it did get through.

    Just saying.....big banks would, you'd think
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