WordPress hit by massive DDoS attack

On Thursday 3 March WordPress.com, the world’s largest blogging host, was subject to a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, the largest that it has ever experienced. The first notification on the status page for Automattic Inc., the owner of wordpress.com, stated that “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.” Just over two hours later, Automattic reported that “Our systems are back to normal. We’ll continue to monitor them and post updates here if needed.”

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