Canadian firm VoIP.ms hit by non-stop extortion-based DDoS attacks

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Although unconfirmed; the notorious REvil ransomware gang could be behind the DDoS attacks on VoIP.ms.

A Quebec-based Internet phone service provider VoIP.ms, which offers voice-over-IP services, has been down since September 17th. Reportedly, the firm is being held to ransom after becoming a victim of a massive and sustained DDoS attack. The assault has severely disrupted its operations.

It is worth noting that VoIP.ms offers services to businesses worldwide.

How did it start?

According to VoIP.ms, the attacks started on September 16th, targeting their DNS name servers and other infrastructure, disrupting their telephony services due to which people couldn’t make or receive calls.

SEE: Universal decryptor key for Sodinokibi, REvil ransomware released

To restore phone service, the company’s customers are urged to point at servers outside of their locality since DNS wasn’t working, but this didn’t work because attackers started targeting that IP address directly.

The company then moved its website and DNS servers

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