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About 30,000 customers of the Cheshire-based ISP Vispa were forced offline for almost 12 hours today by a DDOS attack traced to the Baltic state of Latvia. Broadband service has now been restored, a spokesman said, but customers are unable to call customer service because the firm's phone system was also crippled by the attack …

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idi

Hmm

A similar thing happened at a well know server hosting provider at approx 1am this morning, wonder if related... Hmm

At first I thought it was the updates I had just applied that killed the server then realised the host network was dead too.

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Anonymous Coward

Err.. what?

They have everything up - but how does a DDoS attack conveniently take out a phone system after everything else returns.

Something smells fishy here.. most probably just due to their own incompetence, knowing Vispa.

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titular statement

erm, ever heard of VoIP?

VoIP servers are a target for DDoS too, you know......

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Pax
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Vispa problems.....

Seems the company is a little more coy about the problem(s)

http://community.vispa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4808

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sveiki

sveiki,

misija pabeigts

p4r4do

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Happy

Que?

@ sveiki,

> misija pabeigts

That's easy for you to say...

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DDOS er??

This posting seems to be taking credit for the attack, it translates as

"Hello, mission completed" in Latvian.

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In Soviet Russia

DDOS launches YOU!!!

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Big Brother

@ Pax

That was an early posting, before they managed to get staff onsite and realise that it was a DDOS attack; if you bothered to check the forums you would have seen another posting explaining the outage as a DDOS attack that was posted a short while afterwards.

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blame the commies :)

I would suspect it was a failed upgrade, but who would we have to blame if not those no good former commies ...

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Megaphone

The answer for first AC posting

The staff were working remotely from home due to the bad weather; calls were being diverted via VOIP to the staff; when the system went down, the VOIP system couldn't work either.

Why the VOIP still isn't working, I do not know, do you?

I am guessing from the comment at the end, that you are the same tw@t who went posting around the net yesterday, that Vispa had gone bust.

No, I am not a Vispa employee, but I have used there service happily for a number of years; and have found their customer service far, FAR better than any major ISP I have had the misfortune to sign up with in the past.

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Joke

Vispa - Vista

What's the difference?

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This is what you get...

... when hiring stupid shitheads.

Hire some latvian admins and some DDOS attack won't be a problem.

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Grenade

Bless

A post so full of naivety that it's almost endearing. Almost - the end result is actually pathetic.

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Paris Hilton

@ Hckr

Even Latvian admins can be "shiteheads". The problem is not the country you come from....... A crap admin is a crap admin. Geographical location has nothing to do with it.

Paris because even she knows that you get what you pay for...... ISP's might take note :)

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