Unfortunately for us we dont have a full time operations team at the moment. Its me really. The engineer, the frontend web developer, and admin. Im lucky that I saw it, put two-and-two together, and stopped it.
Anywho, this script kiddie managed to actually take down our appservers because our servlet container was only set to use 512 MB of RAM! This was not my doing although it has been operating fine for almost 2 years. Anyway, when we saw the increased spike in traffic we said great, maybe Googebot has come back around to save us from our perpetual Google dance. I noticed the increase in bot activity but thought nothing of it and went home. Little did I know it wasnt Googlebot.
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