Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Denial-of-Service Attack Against

A distributed denial-of-service attack on effected the site intermittently over a couple of hours. According to their communications manager the DNS services and email were unaffected. At least several thousand websites were unavailable during the attack, but the exact number was not given. That represents a relatively small percentage, but that is little comfort for those effected. It has been more then three years since the last such attack against Everything seems be running smoothly now. No word on who was behind the attack.

"A distributed denial-of-service attack turned dark at least several thousand Web sites hosted by Wednesday morning. The outage was intermittent over several hours, according to Nick Fuller, communications manager.

Neither e-mail nor DNS services were interrupted, Fuller said.

While one tech support person told me during the DDoS attack that at least several thousand Web sites were unreachable, Fuller said only a very small percentage of sites were unreachable but would not provide exact numbers "because of security reasons."

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