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Point DNS blitzed by mystery DDoS assault


The Register - (International) Point DNS reported a high intensity distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which knocked out all of its domain name system (DNS) servers for several hours May 9. The company believes the attack originated from China and is investigating the size and techniques used.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:12