Feedly is Down Again in Third Round of DDoS Attacks

Feedly is Down Again in Third Round of DDoS Attacks Aggregators Feedly just hasn't been able to catch a break this week, with the company announcing for the third day in that their service is down due to DDOS attacks.

The company has announced around 6am eastern time on Twitter that they are coping with yet another round of attacks.

Feedly has spent almost as much time offline over the past 3 days as they've been online, and while the company hasn't shared any specific details it appears that all 3 attacks were all perpetrated by the same blackmailers.

In what is little more than a modern iteration of the protection racket, criminals are now threatening to shut down a company's online services if their extortion demands aren't met. This nasty trick has been around for at least nine years now, and it seems to be on the uptick over the past couple years.

In addition to Feedly, other well-known internet companies like Basecamp and Cryptome have either been attacked or threatened with attacks. Evernote was also hit with a DDos attack earlier this week, although it's not clear whether that was simply maliciousness or an extortion attempt.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

5 Comments

  1. steve13 June, 2014

    PUzzling headline as I’m reading it on my feedly right now. No probs so far (fingers crossed.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder13 June, 2014

      It’s down for me and a lot of other users. Also, Feedly announced it on Twitter.

      Reply
      1. Paul13 June, 2014

        Down for me too. I thought it might increase my productivity, then I remembered the World Cup was on.

        Reply
        1. Nate Hoffelder13 June, 2014

          According to the Feedly blog the service should be back up. It’s still not working for me.

          Reply
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