EveryDNS Under Botnet DDoS Attack

EveryDNS, a company that offers free domain name management services, has been hit by a massive DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) that affected thousands of sites, including OpenDNS (a sibling startup that runs the PhishTank anti phishing initiative).

The 400mbps botnet attack did not affect the core recursive DNS resolution service offered by OpenDNS but the company's home page and corporate blog were crippled for about 90 minutes on Dec. 1.

The attack appears to be targeting EveryDNS, a sibling business owned and operated by OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch. OpenDNS uses services from EveryDNS. Security Watch - Exploits and Attacks - EveryDNS Under Botnet DDoS Attack

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 3rd December 2006 9:01PM