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WordPress.com Suffers Major DDoS Attack

March 3rd, 2011 03:54 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

You have no idea how hard it was to get this post up, as WordPress.com, our blog host, is currently under a denial of service attack. It’s been almost impossible to access our backend for the past 10 minutes and users are receiving a “Writes to the service have been disabled, we will be bringing everything back online ASAP” error message.

From their blog post, which also seems to be down:

WordPress.com is currently being targeted by a extremely large Distributed Denial of Service attack which is affecting connectivity in some cases. The size of the attack is multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second.

We are working to mitigate the attack, but because of the extreme size, it is proving rather difficult. At this time, everything should be back to normal as the attack has subsided, but we are actively working with our upstream providers on measures to prevent such attacks from affecting connectivity going forward.

We will be making our VIP sites a priority in this endeavor, and as always, you can contact us via vip-support@wordpress.com for the latest update. We will also update this post with more information as it becomes available


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