TeamViewer Hit with DoS Attack


Company denies any connection with recent security complaints

The website for the TeamViewer remote control/remote access service came under a denial of service (DoS) attack on June 1 that caused a massive service outage. The attack came just two weeks after many users complained that their accounts were compromised, alleging that TeamViewer had been hacked.

TeamViewer has denied any such hack and has blamed users for carelessness, stating, “TeamViewer is appalled by any criminal activity; however, the source of the problem, according to our research, is careless use, not a potential security breach on TeamViewer’s side.” The company said that they were not hacked nor was there any security hole. TeamViewer suggested that users should take some precautions to protect themselves.

Responding to the reports of the DoS attack, TeamViewer did admit an attack on its infrastructure. But they refused any connection with the alleged reports of hacking. The company said in a statement, “Some online media outlets falsely linked the incident with past claims by users that their accounts have been hacked and theories about would-be security breaches at TeamViewer. We have no evidence that these issues are related.”

If you are a TeamViewer user, you should follow these best practices to keep your account safe.


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