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Cablevision rebuffs DDoS attack

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 2:25pm
Mike Robuck

Cablevision was hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on its Optimum Online network on Tuesday night but was able to remediate the problem shortly thereafter.

The Distributed Denial of Service attack started around 6 p.m. Tuesday night, but Cablevision resolved the problem shortly after midnight, when all service returned to normal.

The attack Tuesday night caused a disruptive increase in automated requests on a portion of the network, which impacted the ability of some customers to access certain websites and other Internet services.

Cablevision said in a press release issued yesterday afternoon that it was continuing to investigate the cause of the attack.

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