VoIP telephony provider Telnyx recently revealed it had been impacted by a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack that affected its telephony services all over the world.
What Is a DDoS Attack?
To carry out DDoS attacks, threat actors overwhelm servers, portals, and gateways with more requests than can be managed by a server or a network, essentially rendering the targeted devices inaccessible to anyone else.
What Is Telnyx?
Telnyx is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) organization that provides telephony services online across the globe, including in the U.S., APAC, Australia, and EMEA regions.
The DDoS attack occurred on November 9th and since then the company started experiencing issues with its telephony services.
Telnyx is currently experiencing a DDoS attack. Until we reach a resolution, you may be experiencing failed calls, API and portal latency/time outs, and/or delayed or failed messages.
Given the extent of the attack, the VoIP telephony provider started moving its operations to Cloudflare Magic Transit, which provides DDoS protection for service providers, in order to continue fortifying its DDoS mitigation systems.
Magic Transit delivers its connectivity, security, and performance benefits by serving as the “front door” to your IP network. This means it accepts IP packets