DDoS attack spikes Amazon traffic

Source identified and mitigated

A number of Internet sites, including those run by Amazon, recently fell victim to a DDoS attack that caused a brief outage in service. ?

Neustar Inc, which runs the UltraDNS service, told the Wall Street Journal that the disruption lasted for an hour and affected Internet users in Northern California.

“Immediately we identified it and put mitigation measures into effect,” said Neustar spokesperson Allen Goldberg.

According to Goldberg, the company noticed an unusual spike in traffic at approximately 7:45PM EST on December 23rd. During the