DDOS/DNS: Hosting provider Denial Of Service Attack! July 28, 2009Posted by ClustrMaps Team in News.
We understand that our hosting provider, one of the most robust providers in the business, was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack, which knocked out its Domain Name Servers (DNS). We also understand that they are ‘on the case’, although it takes a while for the ‘fix’ to propagate around the Internet. We are taking independent action to provide a fallback DNS service in the next few hours, so this will also alleviate the temporary bottleneck.
It looks like a large number of services were affected by this, e.g. TechMeme itself, where you might normally look to find out some news!
In any event, we will report more fully as soon as we have more information – many thanks for bearing with us!