Network Solutions’ Systems Back Online Following DDoS Attacks

Web host and domain name registry Network Solutions reports that all of its systems are working today following two denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks earlier this week. The first DDoS attack hit their services Monday afternoon, June 21, while a consecutive attack occurred on Tuesday morning, June 21.

Network SolutionsWeb host and domain name registry Network Solutions reports that all of its systems are working today following two denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks earlier this week. The first DDoS attack hit their services Monday afternoon, June 21, while a consecutive attack occurred on Tuesday morning, June 21.

While engineers were busy fixing the issue, some users continued to have issues with the company’s web and e-mails services, according to a blog post by spokesman Shashi Bellamkonda.

“The nature of a DDoS puts the root cause beyond our control,” Bellamkonda wrote yesterday.

Hackers notably hit Network Solutions last summer by compromising a web template used by the companies’ customers to direct users from old, parked sites to addresses serving up malware.

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  • Anonymous on

    Network Solutions DDOS still underway

    Received 8/27/2011 10:21AM

    This is sent to inform you that the domain name xxxxxxx was a target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack and needed to be deactivated to protect our Unix hosting tier and other Network Solutions customers. While these attacks come without warning, the DNS on domain xxxxxxxx was deactivated to mitigate the attack. Once the DDOS attack is over, we will reactivate the DNS for domain xxxxxxx, however this cannot be done prematurely since the attack is directed at the domain.

    If you have any questions regarding this specific Service Request, you can chat directly with our Technical Support team by clicking on the following link:

    http://www.networksolutions.com/dms/support.jsp

    3 days later Network Solutions has no answers on when they expect a resolution.

     

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