WordPress.com hit by "extremely large" DDoS attack

By Emil
Mar 3, 2011
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  1. WordPress.com, used by over 13 percent of the 1,000,000 biggest websites, was hit today by an "extremely large" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. As a result, some users experienced performance and connectivity problems, Sophos.

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  2. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    What did WordPress do?
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    My guess would be it was targeted for political reasons, likely for different blogs it hosts that certain governments don't like considering the size of the attack. I guess we'll know for sure once they release more information.
  4. lchu12

    lchu12 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    Maybe its what they didn't do? haha
  5. be_patient

    be_patient Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    Those bastards providing us with a quality service for free. HOW DARE THEY?!
  6. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    < Wants to see a counter attack
  7. trparky

    trparky Newcomer, in training Posts: 66   +7

    I don't care what kind of mitigations you have in place to stop DDoS attacks, against that kind of attack... you have no hope. The best you could hope for is to try and diminish the attack at the data center's core edge router.

    That kind of attack would be able to inundate most internal data center networks if it were to get past the data center's core edge router.
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 626   +122

    Anyone know who's responsible yet?
  9. Kenrick

    Kenrick Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    Just like in the movie The Social Network, "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies "
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    That's getting pretty serious, I'm surprised no group has claimed it yet considering the impact it made
  11. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Who is targeting WordPress? It might just be me living under a rock here, but I cannot recall anything "bad" they have done recently. There are tonnes of other villainous companies out there, so WordPress seems to be such a random target. Although Gb/s-attacks don't exactly attack random servers like that.
     
  12. w3b0n

    w3b0n Newcomer, in training Posts: 38

    they where doing system upgrades and wanted to make the change look cybernautic elite way.. bah im just messing around.

    For real, who would attack wordpress? i guess its a new group on the rising, i remember my old days i used to struggle everything that was on the net. Once you mature you realize how childish that was.
  13. pretty sure was the attack by Vietnamese government against danlambao.wordpress.com blog. The blog fight for press freedom in Vietnam. vinh


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