Attack on Search Engines Puts Akamai Down

By on June 15, 2004

And that effectively took Microsoft, Symantec, Google, Apple, Lycos, and other big hitters offline yesterday. Read about it here.

…the problem stemmed from what a spokesman called a “large scale international attack on the Internet’s infrastructure”. Akamai said the attack was primarily aimed at the large search engines – of which it runs the three largest, Yahoo!, Google and Lycos – which meant that people were unable to access the sites.

They’re still trying to sort out exactly what happened. I don’t think I’d want to have to explain this one to Bill or Steve. From The Register.