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Did Cloudflare just suffer the biggest DDoS attack?

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  • 5
    Cloud flare is a terrorist organization
  • 2
    @FrodoSwaggins so is antifa but nobody seems to give a fuck.

    But care to explain?
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  • 3
    Fuuuuuck
  • 3
    Tried updating a bunch of Active Collab tickets so I look like I get a bunch of shit done before everyone else comes in (I'm here 2 or 3 hours before any of the other devs). I just assumed it was our network, since it's constantly down. But then started getting 502's and immediately checked for an outage. What an age we're in now lol.
  • 0
    @EaZyCode yeah I was, unfortunately I didn’t get an alert from our monitoring service as my email has stopped working (rant on that later)

    @ChaoticGoods all of our sites and services were affected as well. Too much reliance on one service
  • 7
    @Stuxnet cloudflares business model (more like tech model) is they hide your gateway by re-encrypting for you. They can see all ptxt traffic to any websites using it. They don’t even deny this.

    I reckon it’d 75% chance a US government program to socially defeat encryption. And it’s working. Makes me very angry.
  • 0
    How did you conclude it was a ddos?
  • 2
    How did you jump the conlusion it was a ddos? (Hint: it wasn’t, they just fucked up a software rollout)
  • 1
    Nice
    > one of these rules contained a regular expression that caused CPU to spike to 100% on our machines worldwide. This 100% CPU spike caused the 502 errors that our customers saw. At its worst traffic dropped by 82%.

    https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudfl...
  • 0
    How did they even manage to roll out the same change across their entire infra? Ever heard of —limit ?
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    @jelr I just wanna know how gnarly that regex was!
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    Actually it was because a firewall process they were using ended up hogging lots of CPU and thus gave the 502 error.
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