Akamai Technologies broke ties with Internet security researcher Brian Krebs, his website was attacked.
Feedly has gone down again, as a result of another DDoS
As with yesterday’s attack, your data is safe. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this blog post as more information is available or the situation changes.
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.
Feedly is being hit by a DDoS. Feedly was touted as the replacement to Google Reader when Google decided to pull the plug on it. And a lot of people moved over to Feedly as a result. I was one of them.
Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop. We refused to give in and are working with our network providers to mitigate the attack as best as we can.
We are working in parallel with other victims of the same group and with law enforcement.
We want to apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that you data is safe and you will be able to re-access your feedly as soon as the attack is neutralized
What a DDoS looks like visually…