The world-renowned telecommunications company was hit with a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack on Wednesday which caused some customers to witness service disruptions.
The attacks targeted the organization’s DNS servers in two locations, but they were able to get everything back on track after the network and security teams intervened, SecurityWeek reports
According to the firm’s statement, business customers experienced difficulties during the attacks, but now everything should be running smoothly.
As Steve Ragan highlights, the curious fact about this incident is that AT&T has its own DDOS mitigation services that are advertised as being able to stop an attack before it reaches the victim’s network to ensure that there are no service disruptions.
They might have utilized their own systems to mitigate the attack, but it seems that they haven’t as effective as they should have been.