Incident report - DDOS 3rd of Septermber 2013

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Incident report - DDOS 3rd of Septermber 2013

Postby matt » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 am

Incident report - DDOS 3rd of September 2013

At Approximately 20:11 on the 3rd of September 2013 a DDOS (distributed denial of service attack) was directed toward one of our Spectrum Co-Location customers. During the time of the attack there was higher then normal latency across the Spectrum Internet and Co-Location network and some packet loss to areas of the internet. On net services and voice services were not effected by this attack.

This attack used a different attack vector then previously seen by Spectrum Staff and was not immediately detected on automated systems. As a result Spectrum engineering staff examined the network and discovered the type of attack using a manual process.

At Approximately 20:35 the attack vector was identified and the attack blocked. Normal latency was restored to the network at that time.

At Approximately 23:30 the newly identified attack vector was integrated into automated DDOS detection systems and our systems tested to insure a repeat attack would be more quickly identifiable.
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