A Distributed Denial of Service(DDoS) attack was launched on Canada-based VOIP services provided named VoIP.ms, disrupting its phone calls and other of its web services. From the past few days, all those accessing the website were being invited with an Error 1020 or access denied message.
To those uninitiated, the Quebec based web related service provider serves around 80k customers across 125 countries and so the interruption might have affected all those.
IT staff of VoIP.ms are working all day long to recover from the digital attack variant and are sure that the services will be brought back to life by this weekend.
DDoS attack is a kind of cyber attack where hackers target web servers of a company with fake web traffic, thus disrupting the server operations that can block its access to actual traffic.
Here, VOIP was hit by a denial of service attack that blocked its customers from making telephone calls via internet.
What’s interesting about the attack is that those behind the attack are going with the name of REvil. And this gang spreads ransomware and demand millions as ransom.
However, sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insider aren’t sure whether the gang involved in the DDoS attack on VOIP.ms is the same gang that has disrupted the services of JBS meat with malware.
Note- A ransomware is a kind of malware that encrypts a database until a ransom is paid. From the past two years, such gangs involve in double extortion tactics where hackers are seen first stealing critical data and then locking down the database from access.