Wekko schrijft: "Een lamertje heeft geprobeerd Microsoft.com te 'syn-flood'en, een variant op de welbekende DDoS attacks. De website bleef echter probleemloos overeind door de enorme bandwidth die Microsoft ter beschikking heeft (Microsoft spreekt zelf over terrabytes...). De oplossing tegen de DDoS attacks is dus gevonden ":
Microsoft did not suffer to the extent at which the hackers might have wished. Microsft suffered from what is called a "syn-flood". A 'syn-flood' disrupts communication between a PC and the Web site server so that the server continually sends requests asking for the visiting computer's identification, completely taking up all processing capacity.
But, get this, Microsoft was not really affected because it had enormous coapacity to deal with tons of visitors who often arrive at Microsoft's network to download the latest software upgrades or test products.
"We have a ton of overhead on this site. We can support terabytes and terabytes of downloads," Sohn said.