Linode Is Under a Barrage of DDoS Attacks Since Christmas

VPS cloud hosting provider Linode has been experiencing outages due to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks for the past few days, with the first attacks starting on Christmas Eve.

The attacks continued on Christmas Day, but on December 26 they reached a point at which they started to be noticed by most of the company’s customers who began complaining about outages on their servers.

Almost all of Linode’s infrastructure was affected, the DDoS hitting data centers in Atlanta, Fremont, Newark, Dallas, Singapore, and London.

The attackers kept the DDoS barrage going all the subsequent days, every day until yesterday, January 1. The attacks are likely to continue today as well.

At the time of writing this article, the Atlanta data center showed a status of “Major Outage” on the company’s server status page.

Out of all nodes, the Atlanta data center seems to be the primary target, with Linode reporting attacks on it almost daily.

Source: Linode Is Under a Barrage of DDoS Attacks Since Christmas

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