AT&T SLAMMED With DNS Attack and 2 Dow Movers Driving the Market

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AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE:T) domain name system servers’ data traffic for some customers has sustained a distributed denial-of-service attack, which caused some disruption for several hours, beginning Wednesday morning Pacific Daylight Time. Hours later, the attack had apparently not been mitigated, as a company spokesperson said to IDG News Service by email that “Due to a distributed denial of service attack attempting to flood our Domain Name System servers in two locations, some AT&T business customers are experiencing intermittent disruptions in service. Restoration efforts are underway and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.” It now seems that this attack affected enterprise customers using AT&T’s managed services DNS product.

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