Ziggo solves second interference by fend off DDoS attack on DNS – update




A second DDoS attack against the DNS servers of Ziggo in two days time Wednesday night repelled. Customers can weather the internet without detours. The outage lasted longer than the failure Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Ziggo The 1.8 million customers who were affected by the DNS failure can result without detours Internet again. While setting other DNS servers helped to avoid the interference, Ziggo many users complained that they could not surf the Internet.

“Around four o’clock tonight we were able to repel the attack,” said Ziggo spokesman Gradus Vos against Tweakers. Shortly after, stopped the attack. “Now everyone should have available again over the internet.” It could be that people have to reset their modem. For some DDoS attack it was not clear, but the attack occurred in any case both tcp and udp place. How much bandwidth did the DDoS attack, Ziggo is still under investigation, but it was “considerably more” than the attack on Tuesday.

The DDoS attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday had only affect customers in the region for the acquisition of Ziggo by UPC’s parent company Liberty Global already belonged to the Ziggo area. Customers in the former UPC area were not affected, because Ziggo used in areas other DNS servers.

The outage lasted longer than the DNS outage from Tuesday evening-night and that was resolved around half past two at night. Both DNS failures are caused by a DDoS attack; the second attack would have been more persistent than the first. “We had to attack measures such as saving on Tuesday now, but this attack is much more likely that it did not work,” said a spokesman for Ziggo Wednesday to Tweakers.

On the Internet and in the media go three videos around which the losvaste hacktivistenverband the DDoS attack Anonymous ‘claims’ and which threatened more attacks. The reason could be the ‘bad service’ Ziggo and the creators of the videos require Ziggo a discount of 25 per cent and ‘enhanced security’. It would be a group of hackers ’46 ‘off’ several countries’.

It is, however, to say whether the ddos’ers far really behind that video. Whether the video is from Anonymous, is also not to say, not least because Anonymous is not a defined organization.

Update, 11:01: Ziggo will ‘make adjustments’ in its network because it further attacks expected. Thereby, it can be that reset the modems of customers. What adjustments which are is not clear; possibly in relation to other DNS servers. Ziggo will not give too many details about it. The company also said declaration to have done.


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