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Point DNS blitzed by mystery DDoS assault

DNS flood washes over company servers

By John Leyden,


Domain hosts Point DNS has been hammered with a high intensity DDoS attack on Friday, knocking servers out for hours.

The size of the attack and techniques used - much less who might be behind the attack - remains unclear. Several Reg readers got in touch to notify us about the issue and the company confirmed the attack online.


"We're experiencing a DDoS attack on all DNS servers we are working hard mitigate the attack," Point DNS said in a update to its Twitter profile. "We're still working through a massive DDoS. We're adding more nameservers and working with our network providers," it added.


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