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Unless it was an operator or hardware error masquerading as an attack, the usual pattern is someone else will get hit fairly soon with the same attack. The operational question is there anything which can be learned from Above.net's experience so the impact on the next victim is less? The CNET article indicates Above.net believes the attack was something new, or at least something they had not seen before. Is each future company doomed to experience attacks before figuring out what to do to defend themselves?