Bandwidth.com has become the latest victim of distributed denial of service attacks targeting VoIP providers this month, leading to nationwide voice outages over the past few days.
Bandwidth is a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services company that provides voice telephony over the Internet to businesses and resellers.
Starting September 25th at 3:31 PM EST, Bandwidth began reporting that they were experiencing unexpected failures with their voice and messaging services.
“Bandwidth is investigating an incident impacting Voice and Messaging Services. Calls and Messages may experience unexpected failures. All teams are actively engaged,” reported Bandwidth on their status page.
As Bandwidth is one of the leading telephony providers for US voice over IP companies, many other VoIP vendors reported outages over the past few days, including Twilio, Accent, DialPad, Phone.com, and RingCentral.
Bandwidth.com hit with a DDoS attack
Earlier this month, VoIP provider VoIP.ms suffered a catastrophic week-long DDoS attack that took down almost all of their services and portals, leaving their customers without voice services.
The VoIP.ms attack was an extortion DDoS attack where threat actors impersonating the ransomware group ‘REvil’ initially demanded one bitcoin ($45,000) to halt their attacks but later increased it to 100 bitcoins ($4.5 million).
Locally consumer and business telephone interruption reports are growing in number. A survey of internet postings indicates that the problem seems to be spreading to all of the VOIP providers and is not under control at the present time. Outages are also occurring in Europe and the U.K.