Inside the Attack on a PH Election monitoring organization

At around 9 pm on June 17, 2021, a Philippine Election Monitoring’s — lets call it as “NGO”- webserver was attacked. This caused the webserver to become unresponsive and it later on had to be shutdown to prevent possible data loss.

The attack started when monitoring systems showed a sudden spike in OUTBOUND traffic activity. This is shown in the MRTG graph below: