AWS Hit by DDoS Attack – Google Cloud Also Impacted?


AWS late yesterday was hit by a sustained DDoS attack, which appears to have lasted some eight hours. The incident hit its Route 53 DNS web offering, knocking down other services and raises many questions about the nature of the attack and about AWS’s own DDoS mitigation service, “Shield Advanced”.

The attack appears to have also hit Google Cloud Platform (GCP). While GCP has not attributed concurrent issues to a malicious attack, it did post a report of customers issues with “multiple Cloud products including Google Compute Engine, Cloud Memorystore, Google

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