Fastly disruption shows ‘vulnerability’ of service providers to cyber attacks, experts say

If an attacker or incompetence could take out Akamai, Cloudflare, and Fastly that would impact an awful lot of the internet without ever going near a hosting provider. I wonder how many organisations have a threat model that includes the supply chain of their service providers?…:

[…] However, Madeline Carr, professor of global politics and cyber security at University College London, said the disruption showed how reliant major websites are on a handful of overseas cloud-based providers.

While there is no current evidence to suggest the Fastly disruption was a cyber attack, Prof Carr said the “underlying infrastructure” of the internet was highly vulnerable to those seeking to cause harm.


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