DDoS attacks target Telnyx

DDoS attacks target Telnyx

Enterprise Networking Mag | Thursday, January 20, 2022

DDoS attacks have attacked Telnyx, causing widespread disruptions, and also an international VoIP company with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

FREMONT, CA: Telnyx is the latest VoIP provider to be hit by DDoS attacks, creating widespread outages. Telnyx is a voice over Internet Protocol provider that offers services across the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and Australia. Telnyx began migrating their services to Cloudflare’s Magic Transit service, which provides DDoS protection for service providers from DDoS attacks.

Magic Transit connects, secures, and performs as the front door to your IP network. The router takes in IP packets, analyses them, and sends them back to your origin infrastructure, explains Magic Transit documentation. Telnyx has placed its EMEA and APAC services under Cloudflare and plans to migrate its Americas services during off-peak hours.

This attack followed DDoS strikes on VoIP.ms and Bandwidth, which shut down the service provider for days. After a week-long DDoS attack, VoIP.ms got a ransom demand from threat actors posing as REvil. The threat actors sought a one bitcoin ransom (about $45,000) to stop the attacks, but eventually increased it to 100 bitcoins ($4.5 million).

As VoIP services are commonly routed over the Internet and require servers and endpoints to be publicly accessible, they become prime targets for DDoS extortion attacks. DDoS extortion attacks on VoIP services are becoming increasingly common due to the fact that they are commonly routed over the Internet and require servers and endpoints to be publicly accessible.

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