The US faces huge DDoS attack, Mobile operators T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint down
American Telecom companies under a huge cyberattack that has forced widespread cellphone outages, lakhs of T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint down. Customers reported outages in areas including Florida, Georgia, New York, and California on Monday afternoon.
According to Downdetector.com, Nearly 100,000 T-Mobile customers claimed they were having phone problems just before 3 pm. The disruption was a part of a Distributed Daniel of Service attack that targeted the telecom companies in the US.
According to sources, it was found that a similar cyberattack was been deployed on Monday that stopped users to use the social media giant Facebook. The third-largest wireless carrier was having widespread issues around the country impacting the ability to make calls and send text messages starting shortly after noon ET.
Our engineers are working to resolve a voice and data issue that has been affecting customers around the country. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have this fixed shortly.
said Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology
After spending over 12 hours offline, at 1:03 a.m. ET Tuesday morning Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, tweeted that texting and calling were once again working.
Voice and text services are now restored. Thank you for your patience as we fixed the issues. We sincerely apologize for any and all inconveniences.
— Neville (@NevilleRay) June 16, 2020
T-Mobile later said Teams continue to work as quickly as possible to fix the voice & messaging problems some are seeing. Data services are now available & some calls are completing. Alternate services like WhatsApp, Signal, iMessage, Facetime, etc. are available. Thanks for your patience.
Down Detector also logged thousands of reports of Verizon (VZ) network outages Monday, but Verizon spokesperson Karen Schulz said the reports are false. “Sites such as Downdetector.com utilize limited crowdsourced data drawn from sample social posts which are often statistically insignificant or factually incorrect,” Schulz said
Our network is operating normally, but it’s possible some customers are unable to reach people on other carriers’ networks
AT&T News said in a tweet.
Well, the condition in the US is very serious, America is already on the boil due to the George Floyd killing in custody by Derek Chauvin of Minneapolis Police department, Now another incident involving another black and that too a young man will increase the racial chasms further in the United States where Atlanta Police Department official fatally shoots 27-year-old black Rayshard Brooks in the back.