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Description: InfoWeek article for discussion to do with denial of service (break downs beyond company control).  An online payment processor’s Web site recovered from a two-day denial-of-service (DoS) attack that knocked it out of commission, a U.K.-based Internet performance measuring company reported.  StormPay.com’s site was unavailable for several hours late Thursday and most of Friday, said Netcraft, when it was overwhelmed by a DoS that aimed as much as 6 gigabytes of data a second at the URL.

Source: Gregg Keizer, InfoWeek

Date: 2/13/2006

Link: http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/ebusiness/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=3IN2OZDRCRDVCQSNDLPSKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=180200785&_requestid=276636&_requestid=276859

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can an organization avoid such disasters?

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