Evernote and Feedly Hit by Cyberattacks, Held for Ransom

Feedly is up now, but some sites still haven’t updated their articles yet:

Popular note-taking app Evernote and RSS reader Feedly have been hit with major cyberattacks as hackers demand ransom from the latter site to get it back online.

Both Evernote and Feedly, two services that work together, confirmed they suffered DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, a type of cybercrime that kicks sites offline and is meant to disrupt usage (not steal user data). But Feedly, which is still down, detailed in a blog post that hackers are holding the site up for ransom. It’s unknown as of now if the cyber criminals asked for ransom from Evernote too.

Evernote and Feedly Hit by Cyberattacks, Held for Ransom.