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AWS hit by major DDoS attack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday that disrupted the firm’s Router 53 DNS web service for about eight hours on end. Some other services were affected as well.

While AWS offers a custom DDoS mitigation service, Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary admitted that the attack caused it to experience “intermittent errors with resolution of some AWS DNS names.” This issues have since been resolved.

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