Another DNS Provider Hit by DDoS

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 04:06 PM gHale


Cloud-based DNS provider Zerigo suffered a hit from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

The cyberattack started Friday, June 21, at around 15:00 UTC, according to the company.

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On Saturday, at 3:37 UTC, the company reported all their name servers had gone offline.

“We are currently experiencing a DDoS attacks against Zerigo DNS services. It has escalated and has now affected b.ns.zerigo.net and d.ns.zerigo.net as well now,” Zerigo said.

Currently, B and D name servers are back online, but others are still offline.

In early June, at least three other DNS providers reported DDoS attacks. The systems of DNSimple, easyDNS and TTP Wholesale suffered attacks for a DNS amplification attack against another network.

It’s uncertain if the attacks earlier this month relate to the one currently experienced by Zerigo.



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