How Netflix DDoS’d Itself To Help Protect the Entire Internet | WIRED

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IN JUNE 2016, Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In the process, he brought the site down. But instead of panic or embarrassment, it was a moment of celebration. Behrens, working with cloud security engineer Jeremy Heffner and others, had successfully shown that Netflix was in fact vulnerable to an unorthodox type of distributed denial of service attack. And proving it worked was the first step toward preventing it in the future—not just for Netflix but for the entire internet

https://www.wired.com/story/netflix-ddos-attack/?mbid=nl_73017_p3&CNDID=50667811

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