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By | Kat Hall 2nd August 2016 13:03

123-Reg drowns in ongoing DDoS tsunami

Data centre target of attack of 30+ Gbps

Beleaguered web host 123-Reg has suffered a "huge scale" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to its data centre – knocking the Brit outfit's website offline and a number of users' services.

The attack began this morning and is still ongoing but no performance-related issues have been reported since the traffic was rerouted.

The Register understands that the outfit experienced a DDoS attack of 30-plus Gbps to its data centre, with its protection systems kicking in within seconds of the attack being detected.

Consequently the business redirected traffic through its secondary "DDoS protection platform" in Germany, which doubled its capacity.

No servers were offline, although customers experienced intermittent connection issues such as our website, control panel, email or websites.

A 123-Reg spokeswoman said: “At about 10:10am we received a huge scale DDoS attack to our data centre.

"Our protection systems kicked in immediately and the attack was contained by 10:40am. We apologise for any intermittent connection issues to our services that some of our customers may have experienced during this time.”

Back in November, internet provider Eclipse was hit by a DDoS attack. ®

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