Network Solutions Hacked again! All Things Digital has been a proponent for using Network Solutions for years. It seems they are beginning to experience what microsoft and other tech companies experience when you become a big fish in the pond you’re in. When you have a lot of industry clout, this creates a large opportunity for your customers to be exploited via technological hacking, malware and viruses. Please give this giant ample time to crack down on its current security issue. It affects thousands of websites and can be just as frustrating for the provider as it is for the customer. Full statement below:
Service Disruptions Due to Cyber Attack
Network Solutions, a company that provides tools for companies, groups and individuals to operate websites, says a hacking attack caused service disruptions to its customers.
The company says it was the target of a distributed denial-of-service attack in which hackers direct thousands of computers to access its servers all at once. The fake traffic makes it difficult for legitimate visitors to get through. The servers hit contained directory information on customers’ websites, making it difficult for people to find and reach those sites. The company’s own website was among those affected.
Mitigation and Service Restoration
The company says the problem was mitigated by Wednesday afternoon and websites should be working normally.
The company, owned by Web.com Group Inc., didn’t say how long the attack lasted or offer details about the extent of damages.
What is the recent cybersecurity breach involving Network Solutions?
Network Solutions recently experienced a cybersecurity breach in the form of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This attack caused service disruptions for the company’s customers, impacting thousands of websites.
What is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, and how does it affect websites?
A DDoS attack involves hackers directing thousands of computers to access a server simultaneously, creating fake traffic. This influx of illegitimate requests makes it challenging for legitimate visitors to access the website, causing service disruptions.
How did the DDoS attack on Network Solutions impact customers and their websites?
The servers targeted in the attack contained directory information on customers’ websites, making it difficult for people to find and reach those sites. This included Network Solutions’ own website, which was also affected.
Has the cybersecurity issue been resolved, and are websites back to normal operation?
Yes, the company stated that the problem was mitigated by Wednesday afternoon, and the websites should be working normally. However, specific details about the duration of the attack and the extent of damages were not provided.
Who owns Network Solutions, and what measures are being taken to address the security issue?
Network Solutions is owned by Web.com Group Inc. The company has not disclosed detailed information about the duration of the attack or the extent of damages. Customers are advised to stay informed through official communications from Network Solutions regarding security measures and updates.