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Cablevision Fends Off DDoS Attack

Cablevision experiences and remediates DDoS attack on optimum online

November 30, 2011

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is alerting customers that it experienced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on the Optimum Online network during the evening hours Tuesday night. The company announced that the attack has been remediated and resolved. It began at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday and was resolved shortly after midnight, when all service returned to normal.

The attack Tuesday night caused a disruptive increase in automated requests on a portion of the network, which impacted the ability of some customers to access certain websites and other Internet services.

DDoS attacks have been directed at several leading technology companies in recent months. Cablevision is continuing to investigate the cause of the attack.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)

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