Man DDOSes his S3 bucket by adding its images in a Google Spreadsheet

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.

The Google attack: How I attacked myself using Google Spreadsheets and I ramped up a $1000 bandwidth bill →

(via @codepo8)