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Re: Akamai an Inside Job?
At 08:23 AM 6/16/2004, David Kennedy CISSP wrote:
Keynote's primary business model is measuring the performance and availability of public web sites as seen from a distributed network of synthetic probes. They don't offer any services that "track the load and bandwidth on the Internet". Here's what their public/PR type email alert said on the matter yesterday:http://www.overclockersclub.com/?read=8733819 The Akamai attacks started in the morning and it was detected by Keynote Systems, a web tracking company that is able to track the load and bandwidth on the Internet. According to Keynote they saw an "Internet performance issue" this morning
Keynote Internet Performance Alert
Starting at approximately 5:30am PDT today, a major Internet performance issue was detected by Keynote systems. By 6:00am, the availability of the Keynote Business 40 Internet Performance Index had dropped from its usual near-100% availability to 81% availability:
Further analysis by Keynote indicated that the availability issues were limited to several large sites, all of whom outsource their DNS services to Akamai. These sites dropped to near-zero availability:
Availability was largely restored by approximately 7:45am PDT.
That's nonsense David. Keynote measurements can distinguish between availability problems caused by DNS outages versus those caused by connectivity or site outages. They manifestly don't track attackers.... They have tracked the attacker back to person that is at the Akamai Technologies ISP. No other information has been given to us at this time. We do not know if the FBI is working on this issue right now, but we expect them to do so. [DMK: Source, beyond overclockers, unknown, reliability and accuracy unknown.]