“After the massive 600gbps DDOS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.com that forced Akamai to withdraw their (pro-bono) DDOS protection, krebsonsecurity.com is now back online, hosted by Google,” reports Slashdot reader Gumbercules!!.
“I am happy to report that the site is back up — this time under Project Shield, a free program run by Google to help protect journalists from online censorship,” Brian Krebs wrote today, adding “The economics of mitigating large-scale DDoS attacks do not bode well for protecting the individual user, to say nothing of independent journalists…anyone with an axe to grind and the willingness to learn a bit about the technology can become an instant, self-appointed global censor.”
[T]he Internet can’t route around censorship when the censorship is all-pervasive and armed with, for all practical purposes, near-infinite reach and capacity. I call this rather unwelcome and hostile development the “The Democratization of Censorship….” [E]vents of the past week have convinced me
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