The DDoS attack on the transit system of D.U.C., which disrupted bus services in D. C., was so devastating that the transit company was forced to temporarily shut down service on Monday, according to an email obtained by the Washington Post.
The attack on DCC transit came about after the D.R.I.A. began sending out emails to DCC passengers.
In a message that was posted on the DCC’s Twitter page, DCC tweeted, “The D.D.
C Metro is currently offline and we ask for your patience while we process your request for refunds.”
According to D.S. Transit, which provides bus service to the D Street Metro, the attack occurred around 10 p.m. local time.
A spokesman for D. S. Transit said the DRCA was a “distributed denial of service” attack, meaning it was a deliberate effort to overwhelm a website that was already overloaded with traffic.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department said the agency is working with D. D. City Council to determine what was responsible.
DCC said that it was unable to provide information about the exact date and time of the attack, saying only that it happened at approximately 9:20 p. m.
The transit company is also still facing backlash on social media.
“This is not a joke, it’s a very real threat,” one user posted.
“The city of DCC has had to shut down the entire system due to DRCAs attacks,” tweeted another.
“There’s been no word on how the attack affected any of their services or the riders,” tweeted a third.
The D.M. Metro, which operates the D and D Street lines, said that the DCA attack “was a massive disruption to services, and was not due to a technical failure or lack of response.”
In a statement on Monday evening, D.W. Rushmore, the president of the Metropolitan Washington Council, said, “DCC Transit is working diligently to mitigate the threat and restore service as soon as possible.”
“We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates when more information becomes available,” Rushmore added.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has also received numerous complaints from customers, according the DMAATA.
The agency is offering refunds for all customers affected by the attack.