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123-Reg Hit with Huge Scale DDoS Attack that Left Websites and Email Services Offline

August 3, 2016
Website hosting provider 123-Reg has admitted a substantial cyberattack against its main data centre on 2 August took its website offline and disrupted a number of key customer services. The UK-based firm said the attack, which came in the form of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, started at just after 10am BST after an overwhelming amount of internet traffic was directed towards its servers.
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