Fibre Internet service provider Cool Ideas has been beleaguered by distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over the past few weeks. This has severely degraded performance on its network, even causing an hours-long outage.
This issue is not unique to Cool Ideas. Atomic Access also recently informed MyBroadband that it has been the target of two large-scale DDoS attacks in two months. According to Nexus Guard’s second-quarter Threat Report for 2019, DNS Amplification attacks have spiked more than 1,000% compared with Q2 2018.DNS Amplification attacks, also referred to as DNS reflection, use improperly configured Domain Name System (DNS) servers to flood computers with network traffic.