Cloud Firm Suffers DDoS Attack

Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 06:08 PM gHale


DigitalOcean, the fast cloud hosting service provider, suffered a hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that disrupted the company’s website and control panel.

“There is an on-going DDoS attack against digitalocean.com. No hypervisors or customer virtual servers should currently be affected by this attack,” the company wrote on its status page.

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Shortly after the attack started, DigitalOcean managed to restore digitalocean.com. However, the attack continued and the hosting service said there might still be some intermittent delays.

According to the latest update from the company, the website and control panel should be working properly.

“DDoS attacks isn’t something you can control. But we have made extensive upgrades/preparations based from past experiences,” DigitalOcean representatives said on Twitter.

The company did not release any details regarding the source of the attack.



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