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SKY says ‘malicious third parties’ caused internet access problems

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 06:27 PM February 21, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines—A day after SKY broadband subscribers experienced difficulty accessing INQUIRER.net, SKY Cable Corporation said Friday that “malicious third parties” caused the internet connection problem.

“Our system experienced a common internet service provider concern known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack caused by malicious third parties that ultimately affected several sites,” Solito G. Mapolon, head engineering division of SKY Cable Corporation, said in a letter to INQUIRER.net.

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“Our technical team thoroughly looked into the matter and by 20 February 2014, the issue has been completely resolved,” Mapolon said.

Mapolon added that downloading files and the surfing of all sites are back to normal operations.

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The statement was issued after Sky broadband subscribers reported difficulty accessing INQUIRER.net on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Thursday, tests and feedback from readers showed the website could not be accessed via the ABS-CBN Corporation-owned internet service provider.

“Rest assured that proper measures are being looked into to prevent similar occurrences in the future,” Mapolon said.

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