Just a few days after Godaddy was hit by a DDoS attack that took out a number of its shared hosting accounts for quite a few hours, Royal Pingdom reports that another popular registrar has suffered the same fate.
Network Solutions suffered a DDoS attack last Friday that slowed down access to thousands of sites for quite a few hours. NetSol themselves wrote about the attack on their blog:
There may be some latency on Network Solutions DNS Severs and some queries may be timing out. This may include instances when someone types a domain name into a browser and the website will temporarily not resolve. Network Solutions Operations is working on optimizing the DNS queries and investigating the issue.
There is a spike in DNS query volumes that is causing latency for the delay in web sites resolving. This is a result of a DDOS attack. We are taking measures to mitigate the attack and speed up queries.
It really sucks how sites are so reliant on DNS and even though your server may be operating just fine your site becomes unavailable due to the sheer volume of queries your DNS experiences.
I wonder if this was another XSS attack well camouflaged as a DNS attack.