A DDoS attack on an ISP in California recently downed Vodafone New Zealand's international Web access.

"According to New Zealand newswire reports, a DDoS attack on Hurricane Electric - the US West Coast peering ISP -- was struck by a distributed denial of service attack on Monday night (Californian time), with the attack lasting around three hours," Infosecurity reports.

"Whilst this probably went unnoticed in the US, these times translated into 11am to 2pm New Zealand time for Vodafone NZ customers, who did notice," the article states. "Reporting on the outage, the New Zealand Herald says that when when Hurricane Electric went down, Vodafone NZ users were unable to gain access to some web sites in the US."

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