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Update on Christmas Issues – Steam

We’d like to follow up with more information regarding Steam’s troubled Christmas.

What happened

On December 25th, a configuration error resulted in some users seeing Steam Store pages generated for other users. Between 11:50 PST and 13:20 PST store page requests for about 34k users, which contained sensitive personal information, may have been returned and seen by other users.

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Incident Report: DNSimple DDoS Attack-codeship

Please accept our apologies for the recent issue affecting your service, starting at 19:09 UTC on December 1, 2014.

What happened?

The vendor that provides Codeship’s domain name service (DNS), DNSimple, experienced a major volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which impacted their service availability. DNSimple has issued an incident report detailing their outage as result of the DDoS attack.

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The one where we accidentally DDOS-ed Ourselves- Keen.IO

Link to Original Report

An old boss of mine had a phrase he used whenever shit hit the fan. You know, those special and sometimes amazing circumstances that inevitably happen when you’re trying to run a bunch of computers toward a common goal. He was fond of saying: “opportunities arise”.

This summer at Keen IO, we a had a series of postmortem-worthy “opportunities” that threatened everything we hold near and dear: the stability of our platform, the trust of our customers, and the sanity of our team. Please allow us to tell you about them in cathartic detail. Continue reading…