A similar vulnerability is reported to exist on devices running Windows mobile software.
(Issued Tue, 14th July 2009) Last night eircom.net customers experienced significant congestion while browsing the web.
While it is too early to confirm, eircom believes that it is related to an unprecedented volume of traffic deliberately directed at our network, which has caused difficulties for customers over recent days.
Service has been restored to our customers since late last night. Our technical specialists have been and will continue to work around the clock to determine the source of the problem.
eircom has been in contact with other operators in the Irish market to collaborate and pool technical expertise in this area. We will keep our customers advised with regular updates.
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