StarHub confirms malicious attacks on servers caused broadband disruptions

StarHub issued a statement last night (Oct 25) to confirm that "malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on our Domain Name Servers (DNS)" were the reason why there was broadband disruptions on Sat (Oct 22) and Mon (Oct 24).

Stompers wrote in to Stomp regarding their issues with their internet connection as well as the unavailability of StarHub's hotline number yesterday.

According to The Straits Times, the two incidences were believed by The Cyber Security Agency and the Infocomm Media Authority to have occurred rather closely to the time of Friday's (Oct 21) attack against the United States-based DNS service provider, Dyn.

They said, "What is important now is for StarHub to determine the root cause of the problem and prevent a recurrence."

DDoS attacks causes thousands of infected computers to access a targeted site which will then cause a huge jam in traffic. 

StarHub stated that the traffic was most probably the cause of two hours of Internet disruption on Sat and Mon.

They added that they will continue investigating to determine the root of the problem.