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Cyber Attack Hits UK Internet Phone Providers

The attack was 'unprecedented and coordinated'

Industry body Comms Council UK said several of its members had been targeted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks.

"An overall threat has been made to the entire industry," a spokesman added. Ofcom said it was aware of the situation.

DDoS attacks work by flooding a website or online service with internet traffic in an attempt to throw it offline, or otherwise make it inaccessible.

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