EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Site down for at least a day
TYPE OF ATTACK:
attack reached a peak of 2.5GB/sec and consisted entirely of packets sent from China (1)
SlideShare declined many takedown requests regarding content on its site dealing with corruption in China. They received many fake password recovery requests. They also received an angry phone call about the same subject matter, which didn't violate it's ToS and so was not taken down. Two large DDoS attacks followed, 1 day before a well-publicized Chinese attack on cnn.com for covering Tibetan protests.