Sunday, March 6, 2011

WordPress massive DDoS attack

WordPress - the biggest blogging platform for millions of users online received the baddest DDoS attack in history. In result, thousands of blogs became unavailable.

According to Automattic (motherboard company), during DDoS attack servers were receiving a few million packets of information per second. Attack was made on all three data-centers which are located in Chicago, San-Antonio, and Dallas. Automattic specialists changed all blogs to read-only capability until attacks are stopped and threat level is decreased. WordPress representatives warned users that attack repetition can happen any time so be ready.

Based on the scale of attack multiple bot networks have been used. Who is responsible for this remains unknown.

WordPress is currently the main platform for 13% out of one million major websites in internet. February 23, announced the release of new platform version 3.10.

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