About fat men and revolving doors

Graham Cluley

Earlier today I wrote about the denial-of-service attack that hit Twitter hard and hobbled the likes of Facebook and LiveJournal.

In that blog post I likened a distributed denial-of-service attack to “15 fat men trying to get through a revolving door at the same time”.

It obviously struck a nerve describing a denial-of-service like that, and the quote was widely repeated in the likes of TIME Magazine, The Times, The Sun, ComputerWorld, and…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.