Doesn't that "make it completely inaccessible to the outside world"?
But by blackholing the host's IP, they stopped saturating the connection to the site. This allows all the other systems at the same site to use the Internet. So they reduced an attack that was affecting all the systems that shared the link to one that just impacted a single host.
Blue Security was already effectively unusable, so it couldn't really get much worse for them. But they made it better for everyone else in the same data center.
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