Email Services Interrupted
If you’re running your email through the Zoho mail servers you’ve experienced several issues over the last few days. This was due to a Denial of Service attack (DDos) that sadly affects millions of people. No one server or company is immune to the devastation it causes.
Zoho was subject to a criminal attack to our networks called a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). This started at 8:15am pacific time on November 4, 2015 and has continued intermittently. The obvious intent is to make Zoho and all of our services unavailable to customers by flooding our servers with bogus requests from multiple sites. The attack was accompanied by threats and a blackmail attempt at extortion to prevent ongoing attacks.
This attack is focused on denying access since it targets the network connections to our servers. All your data are sound and secure, but unfortunately you cannot access it reliably. This is like a crowd of people standing around the entrance to your bank, preventing your entry. Your money is in there and safe, you just can’t get at it until we have them all moved. Continue reading at Zoho…
Almost two years ago, Network Solutions, one of the largest domain name registrars was under the same kind of attack. The tens of millions of domain owners who had their names registered at NetSol quickly realized their websites and email could not be accessed. This lasted for a couple of days and there wasn’t a damn thing any of us could do about it.
This is just one example of we can become paralyzed in a world that relies on the Internet and technology. Life was a lot simpler a couple decades ago! It’s this kind of reason that WebAuthorings established its new hosting plan for 2016. While there is truly nothing that is fail-safe, we do our best to put securities in place that hopefully make hacking a little bit harder. A constant cat and mouse game that forces us to constantly change the way things are done in order to prevent down-time.