For the stock gurus out there... how come Argentina, China & Taiwan on siesta? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Or is Yahoo still hiccuping?

-- Carl (, February 07, 2000


Whoops... try again :)

What gives?

-- Carl (, February 07, 2000.

There is no end to the various and sundry holidays that are possible. They could be celebrating the year of the dragon or something else that requires fireworks.

-- Guy Daley (, February 07, 2000.

Has nothing to do with those country's exchanges -

In short, Yahoo got HACKED.

Attack forces shutdown of Yahoo

By Bob Sullivan MSNBC Feb. 7  The popular Internet portal Yahoo! Inc. suffered an outage Monday and remained down for about two hours, crippled by a coordinated attack from several computer intruders. Yahoo president and COO Jeff Mallett told CNBC that attackers overloaded the site by flooding it with automated requests from multiple locations  a classic denial-of-service attack. The Yahoo service was fully restored Monday afternoon.

IN THE MOST COMMON FORM of denial of service, computer criminals flood a Web site with so much traffic that legitimate users cannot get through to the site and instead get the Internets equivalent of a busy signal. It appears that unfortunately it was a planned attack that looked like it was directed at Yahoo specifically, Mallett said on CNBC. We had an excess amount of automated mock traffic that was generated to one of our server clusters here in California ... where there was such demand in a short period of time that we were unable to serve all the pages that were requested. Mallett said the company had put additional precautionary services in place to try to prevent a recurrence of the problems. Mallett said even at the height of the attack, some Yahoo services such as e-mail were still functioning. He added that no consumer or customer data was lost. We have a redundant system. Our core services are backed up around the world, he said. Yahoo is the most popular Internet portal, delivering an average of 465 million page views every day.

-- Jackson Brown (, February 07, 2000.

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