Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

Summary: Network Solutions is reporting on two consecutive DDoS attacks which hit the company's networks.

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Network solutions is reporting on two consecutive DDoS attacks which hit the company's networks.

According to the company, its engineers quickly took care of the issue, although some users continue reporting issues with  access to web and email services:

Network Solutions experienced a distributed denial of service attack Monday afternoon, June 20, 2011 and again on Tuesday morning, June 21, 2011.  Our engineers worked quickly to mitigate the attacks and services are in the process of being restored.  We continue to monitor this situation, as potential risk still exists for these attacks to recur.

Last week, a DDoS extortionist got arrested for renting a botnet and attempting to blackmail German betting sites during the World Cup.

Topic: Security

Dancho Danchev

About Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • Gee thanks

    Do the twits who do this stuff understand how many little businesses and individual efforts they hose up?
    Robert Hahn
    • RE: Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

      @Robert Hahn
      I am sure they do not and they do not care.
      Andylb
  • RE: Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

    Yeah, conducting business via email was a pain in the arse yesterday...
    jmwells21
  • Yea thanks

    We are one of those little businesses affected. Nothing like seeing your livelihood shut down and not a darn thing you can do...
    eagle602b
  • RE: Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

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    mleedom
  • RE: Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

    The DOS goes on. It appears that the only thing out-of-date about this article is its date. On the 23rd an NS technician confirmed that they were "doing maintenance" in response to the DOS attack, yesterday their voice mail confirmed continuing poor service, and today service is slower than ever.
    Page Notes
  • RE: Two DDoS attacks hit Network Solutions

    There's no way to fight DDOs right now. Even big companies like banks etc are affected! <a href="http://proactolplusreviewsexposed.com">Proactol Plus</a>
    jamalgordon410
  • Submad

    It is sad if my system was attacked so http://submad.com
    tubieso
  • They are being attacked again. 10/22/2013 1:40PM EST

    They are being attacked again. 10/22/2013 1:40PM EST
    creepergoesboom