DDoS attacks from webcams, routers hit Singapore’s StarHub
Following Friday’s massive internet disruption in the U.S., a Singapore-based broadband provider reports it faced two distributed denial-of-service attacks, forcing users offline.
The attacks, which occurred Saturday and then on Monday, targeted Singapore’s StarHub, briefly cutting internet access for the company’s home broadband subscribers before services were restored.
“These two recent attacks that we experienced were unprecedented in scale, nature and complexity,” StarHub said in a Facebook posting on Wednesday.
In addition, the company has reportedly said that malware-infected broadband routers and webcams were involved in the two attacks, producing a spike in internet traffic that overwhelmed the company’s services.