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07 Nov 2017
Hacking Hadoop – 3
Mark KerznerPosted in: Hacking 0

Another idea (which came about in a conversation with a security guardian at a company where I was teaching).

Create millions of entries in the HDFS, and this will take it out of services. A few ways to do it:

  • Write many small files with a script.
  • Partition a Hive table on a key that has millions of values. This approach can work with a Python notebook, which gives this option. Thus it can be more hidden.
  • Create this as a partitioned table from Spark.

Safe travels!

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