(The Hosting News) – Australian cloud hosting provider Netregistry recently faced technical issues related to an attack on its network.
The matter was a result of a DDoS attack (distributed denial-of-service) and caused downtime for Zeus Dynamic, one of Netregistry’s servers.
Commenting under the site’s Support Centre, the web host stated, “One of the IP addresses used for our shared hosting infrastructure (zeus-dynamic, 188.8.131.52) has been the subject of a DDOS attack.”
“We have had to block this IP with one of our upstream providers (Telstra), in order to allow other client-facing services to be able to be kept online,” the statement continued.
Meanwhile, the company has been working around the clock to stabilize the network. NetRegistry had earlier stated, “Please note, DDOS attacks only affect the speed/performance of service, no data will be lost.”
Distributed denial-of-services attacks are one of the most common types of online security issues.
Netregistry is notable for being one of Australia’s largest registrars. Besides web hosting, the company offers services including VPS, SSL security, e-commerce, and more.
The web host made news earlier this year in June by acquiring co-Australian web host distribute.IT following a breach on distribute.IT’s network that resulted in the deletion of thousands of sites. For more information on the matter, visit: http://www.netregistry.com.au/support/articles/unscheduled-network-connectivity-problems-shared-and-vps-hosting-1030am-26th-september-2011