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UK’s Largest Hosting firm 123-Reg ‘Pounded’ by DDoS Attack

UK’s largest domain registrar provider 123-reg has become a victim of a DDoS attack after which its users couldn’t access their email accounts as well as websites. This is only the beginning of 2017 and the hosting platform has suffered another big blow.

The news about these attack was announced formally by the company via Twitter:

“We believe a DDoS attack has just started, we are working out remediation options and impact at present. Updates to follow.”

“Our networks teams are continuing to scrub and reroute bad traffic. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time. Our teams are continuing to reroute traffic. A further update on this work will be provided very shortly.”

The attack occurred on Friday and the company claimed its IT staff was able to mitigate the attacks since the services of the site were resumed by 1 pm. But, even today some of the users complained about not being able to access their websites.

Written by Amerjit Deu

Amerjit Deu

Author, LeakData & World

Amerjit is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. He lives in New York.

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