Major DDoS Attacks on Cambodian Internet Service Providers

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Major DDoS Attacks on Cambodian Internet Service Providers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Cambodia’s ISPs Encounter DDoS
6/11/18 18:38
Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 6 - Some of Cambodia's major internet service providers (ISPs), including EZECOM, SI Net, Digi, and others have encountered Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), causing internet speed to decrease sharply.

EZECOM issued a notice on Tuesday that the company is facing DDoS twice yesterday and today and that are two of the biggest attacks in Cambodia's history, even the advanced DDoS Protection Authority could not handle.

EZECOM said that the technical working group and its overseas partners have been active to ease the situation and that the issue will be tackled within one or two working days if there is no further attacks.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Khov Makara said Tuesday that the ministry had received information on the DDoS attack over the weekend and sent officials of the Information Security Department to work with the ISPs in Cambodia to tackle the issue.

The spokesman explained that DDoS is an attack on data traffic not espionage.

Distributed Denial of Service, short for DDoS, is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.
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Post by Jerry Atrick » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:56 pm

Yup, internet at work has been gash for two days now. 4G fine though.
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Post by Username Taken » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 pm

This might have been a practice run for a full-on disruption to the US mid-term elections.
US Midterm elections are going to take place on November 6th,2018 and news is out that the election activity could be targeted by a DDOS Attack/s.
Yes, you’ve read it right! Experts say that the results of 2018 US Midterm Polls could be manipulated by state actors from Russia and that’s possible if the voter registration sites of different states are flooded with fake web traffic.
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Post by Arget » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:12 am

My DIGI down again today............ no response from company yet.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Cambodia's ISPs hit by some of the biggest DDoS attacks in the country's history

EZECOM, SINET, Telcotech, and Digi confirmed to have been affected.
By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | November 8, 2018 -- 06:45 GMT (14:45 GMT+08:00) | Topic: Security
Several of Cambodia's biggest internet service providers (ISPs) have been hit by large-scale DDoS attacks over the last few days, ZDNet has learned.

Users of EZECOM, SINET, Telcotech, and Digi, have confirmed difficulties in accessing online services all week, with the biggest problems being reported on Monday and Tuesday.

Local news outlets have called the DDoS attacks some of the biggest in the country's history. According to sources familiar with the matter, DDoS attacks totaling nearly 150Gbps have hit Cambodian ISPs on Monday.

The downtime caused by the attacks have lasted for as much as half a day, and internet access speeds have been slow all week, as smaller-sized DDoS attacks have continued to hit ISPs.

With such glaring issues affecting internet connectivity all over the country, SINET issued a press release on Monday apologizing for the technical problems.

EZECOM issued a similar presser, but the irony wasn't lost on some users, who were quick to point out that EZECOM, a company that provides DDoS mitigation services, wasn't able to safeguard its infrastructure by itself and needed to bring in outside specialists.

The DDoS attacks on Cambodian ISPs were also glaringly visible in internet traffic charts, with big connectivity dips and latency spikes being noticeable right away.
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The reasons and motivations for the attacks are unclear. There is currently no political or civil unrest in the country, the ISPs have not reported ransom demands, and no chatter has been observed on social media regarding any hacktivist campaigns.
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Post by Username Taken » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:17 pm

My internet (Opennet) has been slow all day. Anyone else?

Is there more ddos happening today?
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Post by General Mackevili » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:36 pm

frank lee bent wrote:yes

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