Another day, another series of DDoS attacks – This time Sucuri and its customers have been hit by a series of attacks worldwide.
The California based website security provider Sucuri has suffered a series of massive DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service) causing service outage in West Europe, South America and parts of Eastern United States.
The attacks began on April 12th, 2018 at approximately 11 pm (PST) when Sucuri network came under non-stop DDoS attacks. The company then worked with Tier 1 providers to mitigate the attacks.
In an email to HackRead, Sucuri spokesperson said that “The attack was big enough that caused some of our ports to be pretty close to capacity, causing very high latency and packet loss. In some other regions, it caused temporary latency and packet loss.”
The company’s Status page also kept the customers updated revealing that Sucuri “worked with its upstream providers, our NOC and partners to help mitigate the attack and re-route the affected regions. Unfortunately, due to the size of the attack, it took a lot longer than expected to get it fully handled.”
Network Outage [Update]: On April 12th, at approximately 11 pm (PST) our network came under a massive volumetric DDoS attack. Impacts have been global and are ongoing, affecting multiple geographic regions. We are working with Tier 1 providers to mitigate. No ETA yet. ^ Tony P.
— Sucuri Security | Complete Website Security (@sucurisecurity) April 13, 2018
The exact size of DDoS attacks is still unknown, the same goes for its culprits and their motives, however, lately, there has been a surge in large-scale DDoS attacks. Last month, malicious hackers used Memcached vulnerability to carry out world’s largest ever DDoS attacks of 1.7 Tbps on an American firm and 1.35 Tbps attack on Github.
The vulnerability was also used to hit Amazon, Google, NRA, Play Station, and several other high-profile targets.
As for Sucuri, the good news is that the attacks have been successfully mitigated and at the time of publishing this article Sucuri services and customer websites were back online.
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