[ISN] DNS provider decked by DDoS dastards

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:01:11 -0600 (CST)

By John Leyden 
The Register
16th November 2010

DNS provider sitelutions was floored by a particularly severe denial of 
service on Tuesday.

The Virginia-based internet services firm confirmed its site was offline 
as the result of a "multi-gigabit" denial of service attack via an 
update to its Twitter feed.

"Websites and data still safe, though there are still occasional DNS 
lookup issues that we are working on due to the massive attack," it 

sitelutions was able to restore its website by Tuesday afternoon 
following an outage of around six hours earlier in the day.


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