WordPress.com, home to many millions of blogs around the world, is currently being hit by an “extremely large” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
According to the company, some users may experience performance and connectivity problems as a result.
Here’s part of the statement we received from Sara Rosso of Automattic, the owners of WordPress.com:
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.
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Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.