That time MBTA.com went dark
A cyberattack on an outside company precipitated the downing of the MBTA’s website on June 19.
Network Solutions, which manages more than 7 million domains, 1.5 million e-mailboxes, and 350,000 websites, experienced distributed denial of service attacks, disrupting websites and Internet services like email.
“It’s a complicated problem and something that’s well outside of our control,” said Gary Foster, chief technology officer for the T, told the Globe.
The state transportation department website, which is also managed by Network Solutions, was not impacted by the cyberattack.