Attacks target DNS servers in U.S., Germany

Monday, 3 April 2006, 5:27 PM EST

In similar incidents separated by only a few days, Domain Name System (DNS) servers at Network Solutions Inc. and a domain name registrar in Germany were hit by denial-of-service attacks that temporarily disrupted their systems.

Network Solutions was attacked last Tuesday and suffered degraded performance on its WorldNIC name servers for about 25 minutes before normal operations were restored, said a spokeswoman for the Herndon, Va.-based company. She declined to disclose the measures Network Solutions took to mitigate the attack.

At Computerworld.

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