UK Hosting Firm Downed in 30 Gbps DDoS Attack
Security Update : UK-based all-around Web hosting firm 123-Reg has been under a massive DDoS attack today that has affected a wide range of its services.
According to a statement from the company, the attack started today at around 10:00 AM, London time, and has continued through the day for at least a few hours, before letting up.
The attack peaked at 30 Gbps, according to a 123-Reg spokesperson, which is quite a considerable value, despite the all-time DDoS attack record being 579 Gbps recorded in the first half of this year.
The high numbers reported by the media when it comes to DDoS attacks sometimes makes you forget that a DDoS attack larger than 1 Gbps is more than enough to down any Web service.
A 30 Gbps DDoS attack was more than the attackers needed to affect 123-Reg’s infrastructure, with clients reporting difficulties in accessing their host… (read more)