2015: The Year the Internet Crashes. Hard.

I found this article interesting: 2015: The Year the Internet Crashes. Hard. – via CIO Opinion

An Internet joke that goes back at least to the early 1980s consists entirely of the phrase: “Imminent Death of the Net Predicted!” Every year, even more often than you’d hear “This will be the year of the Linux desktop!” someone would predict that the Internet was going to go to hell in a handbasket — and nothing happened. This year it’s my turn, but I fear I’m going to be proved right.

Here’s why.

Take a good look at what happened to the Internet in 2014. In February we saw the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of all time. It hit a high of 400 gigabits per second (Gbps). That’s more traffic than the total Internet bandwidth of a small country.

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