Press Statement by Dhiraagu & Ooredoo regarding DDoS attacks on telecommunication systems.

Male’, Maldives:

Telecom Service Providers in the Maldives are being affected by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks from multiple sources. DDoS attacks are malicious attempts to make an online service, machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by overwhelming service providers with large volumes of false data from multiple sources.

While our systems are designed to withstand such attacks and have avoided any service interruptions, customers may be experiencing degradations to internet based services. Please be assured that our teams are working to overcome this issue, and expect normal services to resume shortly.

DDoS attacks are a growing problem for service providers across the globe. We are working to further strengthen our respective systems against any future attacks, and will work with relevant authorities to avert further disruption.

We thank our customers for their continued patience at this time.