What was the end result or cause of the Internet attacks several weeks ago?
It was a dynamic denial of service (dDOS) attack. Specifically, it was a new version of an NTP amplification attack.
So, we were the only people impacted?
No… in fact, many sites globally were involved, see the map below.
What destination were they trying to get into? Was there a specific destination or service they were trying to crack into?
For our specific situation, the attack was against our Internet connection – so they there was no attempt to break into or crack into any information system. Instead, it was simply a malicious attack that’s goal was to be annoying – and it succeeded.
Other additional information and links related to this type of attack:
Is everything back to normal?
Yes, by mid spring break, the attacks had been contained and our internet access was back normal and has remained normal since.