WordPress hit by major DDoS attack

WordPress hit by major DDoS attack

Summary: Blog host WordPress.com was the target of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack earlier today described by the company as the largest in its history.

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Blog host WordPress.com was the target of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack earlier today described by the company as the largest in its history.

As a result, a number of blogs--including those that are a part of WordPress' VIP service--suffered connectivity issues.

According to a post by Automattic employee Sara Rosso on the company's VIP Lobby (which had been down at the time of the attacks, though was archived by Graham Cluley over at Naked Security), the size of the attack reached "multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second." Rosso had also said putting a stop to the attack was "proving rather difficult." Rosso had also said the company would be handling its VIP sites ahead of general users.

For more on this story, read WordPress hit by 'extremely large' DDoS attack on CNET News.

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  • RE: WordPress hit by major DDoS attack

    Would be of interest if your reporter could assess the political implications, if any, of this attack.
    alkrauss