Bandwidth (the company) Outage

The popular IP telephony provider, Bandwidth, has been in the midst of an outage for nearly the entire day.

Status page at https://status.bandwidth.com doesn’t give much info beyond that, but one of our vendors who resells Bandwidth services was told by a CS agent that the outage is the result of a prolonged DDoS event.

So yea… if your call doesn’t go through today, here’s why!

Relatedly Phone calls disrupted by ongoing DDoS cyber attack on VOIP.ms | Ars Technica

One presumes that blackmail DDoS is hoped to be as lucrative as crypto-malware.

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Yes, that was my first thought as well.

They took out a couple of major UK VOIP providers last week, as well as several smaller players.