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Parler Claims Amazon Intentionally Left Security Hole for Hackers to Attack Data Centers

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Parler Claims Amazon Intentionally Left Security Hole for Hackers to Attack Data Centers

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Parler, in a court filing, accused Amazon Web Services (AWS) of deliberately leaving open Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System web service, that essentially provided a green light for hackers to attack its data centers. Parler’s filing in a Washington state court stated that after AWS took Parler offline, “it did a very curious thing” and “left open Route 53.” The move, according to Parler, “conveniently directed hackers to our backup datacenters and caused them to initiate a sizeable DNS attack.” “In other words,” the filing read, “AWS essentially illuminated a large neon arrow directing hackers to Parler’s backup datacenters. And the hackers got the message, launching an extremely large attack” that was “250 times larger and 12 – 24 times longer than the average DDoS attack,” referring to a distributed denial-of-service. Parler noted that Amazon later terminated its Route 53 link, “but the damage was done.” AWS took the social …

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