Two DNS Servers Hit By denial-of-service Attacks
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Hacks/Cracks In the second attack of its kind in the past few days, Domain Name System (DNS) servers at Network Solutions Inc. were hit by a denial-of-service attack this afternoon, resulting in a brief performance degradation for customers, according to the company. The attacks, which started at around 2:20 p.m. EST, were targeted at the company’s WorldNIC name servers and resulted in a service degradation for about 25 minutes before the server was restored to normal, a spokeswoman for the company said.

A Network Solutions spokeswoman declined to say what measures the Herndon, Va.-based company took to mitigate the attack. Over the weekend, Joker.com, a domain-name registrar in Germany, was hit with a similar distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that disrupted service to customers. In an advisory posted on its site, Joker said that “massive? attacks against its DNS servers had affected the DNS resolution of Joker.com as well as domains belonging to its customers.

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