Recent media coverage of cyber attacks appearing to originate from China against Google and other companies have mentioned a Linode VPS being involved. No Linodes were involved in malicious activity related to this event. In fact, it was Google itself that chose to use Linode to aid in their investigation of the attacks. Google has authorized us to release this statement:
“Google signed up to become the operator of the VPS on Jan. 1, 2010 for the purposes of an investigation. At no point did malicious parties have control.” – Jay Nancarrow, Google Global Communications & Public Affairs
Although our part was a small one, we’re glad to have been a component in this investigation. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.