Business Wire Suffers Week-Long DDoS Attack

Press release network Business Wire has admitted suffering an ongoing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack lasting a week so far, in a sign of the continued pressure high-profile firms are under from anonymous attackers.

The firm, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, relies on its web infrastructure to get online press releases and media alerts in front of readers.

However, a memo sent to partners by COO Richard DeLeo and seen by Infosecurity admitted the firm had been under attack since January 31.

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