Codero Taken Down by DDoS Attack

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Web Hosting provider, Codero worked frantically to restore thousands of customer websites this morning after a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeted sites it hosts.

Reports claim that close to 5,000 servers in its Phoenix data center were affected by the attack, causing outages for thousands of customers.

Codero’s chief operating officer, Ryan Elledge told cnet that the company first thought the problem was due to issues with one of its upstream providers, which of course turned out not to be the case.

“It was related to a DDoS attack,” Elledge said. “Obviously, one of our customers has made somebody very unhappy. No doubt about that.”

“We were receiving more than 1.5 million packets per second in the attack. It paralyzed our core routers, and our upstream providers were unable to pinpoint where the target IPs were. We assume the attack is still on. We’re not routing traffic to the offending block so we’re not able to tell if it’s still going or not.”

The attack occurred around 7:30 a.m. PST Wednesday morning. Codero soon responded with a tweet announcing:

“We are experiencing network issues affecting part of our PHX data center. Engineers are working with upstream providers.”

Supposedly, only the Phoenix data center location was affected by the attack and as of now, it is unclear as to who was behind the attacks.