Is Oracle’s Acquisition of DNS provider Dyn a Reflection of Current Cyber Law?1 min read

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The Oracle headquarters is shown in Redwood City, Calif., Monday, June 18, 2012. Oracle reported Monday that it earned $3.45 billion, or 69 cents per share, for the three months ending in May. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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Remember that little known company, Dyn, who was the lynchpin of the DDOS attack in October that took down Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and more?

Here’s the article we wrote on the attack.

Yes, the achilles heel of these tech giants has now been acquired by Oracle. A timely, if a little surprising, piece of M&A this morning from Oracle: the enterprise services company announced that it has acquired Dyn, the popular DNS provider that was the subject of a massive distributed denial of service attack in October that crippled some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites.

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Oracle plans to add Dyn’s DNS solution to its bigger cloud computing platform, which already sells/provides a variety of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) products and competes against companies like Amazon’s AWS.

Read the full article here