They Took Away My Cloud

On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.

This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack is running malware? Do you think the cops will just take that one server down? No, they will take the whole rack, or the whole server room.

Cloud has new vulnerabilities, and you need to be prepared for the situation where over-zealous law enforcement grabs your server. Do you have a plan B?

4 thoughts on “They Took Away My Cloud

  1. Wont that be a temporary inconvenience. They have give your cloud space back as you are a legit user who has paid for the service!!

    1. It might take weeks before you get your service back. Can your business live without its IT for weeks?

      1. Wont there be legal obligations to the service provider as there will be commercial licensing rules and regulation which are strict either ways, I mean both the client and service provider are meant to adhere to them strictly.

  2. If the police has taken your cloud provider’s servers, it doesn’t help that they are legally obliged to provide service…

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