Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Feedly taken down by attackers requesting ransom

The popular RSS reader Feedly has been down for several hours this morning as the result of a distributed denial of service attack, which the perpetrators are allegedly using to extort money from the company. Feedly posted details of the attack on its blog to explain the site's downtime, saying that it's been in contact with law enforcement as well as other victims of the attack. "The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop [sic]," Feedly writes on its blog. "We refused to give in and are working with our network providers to mitigate the attack as best as we can."
This type of extortion attempt is said to be far from uncommon, but companies usually aren't eager to discuss it. In one case earlier this year, Meetup was...
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