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Business Wire Hit by Ongoing DDoS Attack

Newswire service Business Wire said Tuesday that it been under a sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack for almost a week.

The company said that since last Wednesday, January 31, the attack has been attempting to render the newswire service portal unavailable.

As a frequent user of Business Wire services, SecurityWeek can confirm that the web-based service has been often unresponsive or extremely degraded.

In a customer advisory, Richard DeLeo, Chief Operating Officer at Business Wire, said there is no evidence that any systems or client information have been compromised.

DeLeo said the company is working closely with unnamed partners to mitigate and resolve the attacks and stabilize the environment, but did not share any details, other than calling it a “directed and persistent” attack.

A traceroute shows that the company utilizes Akamai as a content delivery network to handle web requests to www.businesswire.com.

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