The constant barrage of attacks severely affected the firm s efforts to mitigate the impact of the cyberattack
The labour day weekend in the US signifies the honouring of the American labour movement and is celebrated annually as a public holiday on the first Monday of September.
However, it appears the holiday is not observed among hackers as evidenced by the massive DDoS attack mounted on Linode, one of the top global providers of virtual private servers VPS between 3 September and 5 September.
Just hours after the DDoS attack was launched, Linode engineers, who were scrambling to fix the issue, began notifying their clients of the firm "experiencing a catastrophic DDoS attack which is being spread across hundreds of different IP addresses in rapid succession, making mitigation extremely difficult".
Throughout the next day, Linode servers were bombarded with attacks, with engineers periodically reporting about the Atlanta server "stabilising" only to later report that the attacks had "returned and are significantly impacting connectivity".
The constant barrage of attacks severely affected the firm's efforts to mitigate the impact of the cyberattack.