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Vocus customer's cyber attack cuts service

Henry Burrell
Fri, 03 Sep 2021

A DDoS attack aims to overload a network with multiple requests. (Image: Despositphotos)
Henry Burrell
Fri, 03 Sep 2021
Telco Vocus confirmed it suffered service outages today after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its systems.A service message posted to its Australian website at 11:09 AEST said Vocus Hosted Voice services issues were “related to a DDoS attack”.Customers of Vocus in New Zealand reported outages on social media, including customers of the broadband providers’ sub-brands Slingshot and Orcon. It also owns Flip and Stuff Fibre. Vocus brands provide about 13% of NZ’s broadband connections.“This after...

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