I login to my AWS account to see what is going on, and I see this: $1177.76 in usage charges! A thousand, one hundred, seventy seven dollars. Out of which $1065 in outgoing bandwidth transfer costs. The scary part: 8.8
Terabytes of outgoing traffic! Tera. Not Giga. Terabytes.
To make things worse, I realized that the cost was going up hour after hour. Fifty to hundred dollars more in billing charges with each. passing. hour. I started sweating.