DDoS attack takes down Atlassian's SaaS platform

The Australian firm saw its Software-as-a-Service platform taken offline by a denial-of-service attack on its hosting provider
Written by Renai LeMay, Contributor on

A distributed denial-of-service attack against Atlassian's hosting provider took the company's Software-as-a-Service platform down for a few hours on Monday.

Sydney-based Atlassian apologised for the outage, first noted by ITNews, on its Twitter account, noting that it was experiencing some "technical difficulties" at its datacentre. The company uses Contegix, which appears to be based in St Louis, Missouri.

On its own site, Contegix noted that one of its customers had been undergoing a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. It did not specify whether that customer was Atlassian, but said that this particular customer was the only one "completely impacted" by the attack, with other customers only experiencing intermittent network performance issues.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Atlassian downed by DDoS attack on ZDNet Australia.

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