Frankfort Plant Board experienced two Internet outages this week on the 25th and 26th for approximately 1 hour each night. The interruptions occurred on:
Tuesday, February 25th 2014 – 9:40p to 10:45p
Wednesday, February 26 2014 – 8:10p to 9:00p
The outages are still under investigation, but it appears that they are the result of a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. DoS attacks are an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. DoS attacks are increasing in frequency and severity, impacting providers and hosts world-wide. For more information on DoS attacks, read here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack
FPB is working with upstream providers in an attempt to lessen the effects of future attacks; however, these types of attacks can be difficult to stop and there may be further attacks.
We apologize for any inconvenience experienced by our customers and will provide more information when it becomes available.