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[ISN] Network Solutions Recovers After DDoS Attack
By Mathew J. Schwartz
July 22, 2013
Network Solutions said it's fully mitigated a distributed denial of
service (DDoS) attack that compromised some services last week, and that
attack volumes against the company had returned to normal.
"We experience DDoS attacks almost daily, but our automatic mitigation
protocols usually handle the attacks without any impact to our customers,"
said John Herbkersman, a spokesman for Network Solutions' parent company,
Web.com, via email. Network Solutions manages more than more than 6.6
million domains, provides hosting services, registers domain names and
also sells SSL certificates, among other services.
But Monday, some customers reported still experiencing domain name server
(DNS) and website updating difficulties that dated to the start of the
DDoS attacks. The company, however, disputed those claims. "Some customers
may be experiencing issues, but they are not related to last week's DDoS
attack," said Herbkersman.
The DDoS attacks began last week, with Network Solutions at first
reporting that "some Network Solutions hosting customers are reporting
latency issues," according to a "notice to customers who are experiencing
hosting issues" posted to the company's website on Tuesday, July 16. "Our
technology team is aware of the problem, and they're working to resolve it
as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience," it said.
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