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WordPress.com hit by "extremely large" DDoS attack

By Emil ยท 12 replies
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. What did WordPress do?
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    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 TS Booster Posts: 188   +11

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

    be_patient TS Rookie Posts: 103

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

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    < Wants to see a counter attack
  7. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 534   +427

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 850   +386

    Anyone know who's responsible yet?
  9. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 555

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

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 514

    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 TS Rookie 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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