Uecomm's AU network hit by attackers

Thursday, 25 September 2003, 10:24 AM EST

The service difficulties struck at around 10:20am and lasted until 12:30pm, according to Brendon Park, Uecomm's director of products and marketing. "[The traffic] actually originated from one of our customers, but obviously I can't tell you who. That wouldn't be good form," Park told ZDNet Australia.

"We've informed them, and they've taken steps to resolve it," he said.

Unlike a traditional denial of service (DoS) attack, Park says the spurious traffic wasn't actually aimed at a particular target. "I believe what happened is someone hacked into their systems and generated traffic... it wasn't aimed at anyone," he said. Maybe they were the target... it's a good way to give someone a bad name if they generate DoS traffic."

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