Thursday, 12 June 2014

No feed from Feedly

Yesterday Feedly was subject to a 'denial of service' cyber-attack, with the result that most users – including myself – were unable to access their service.


According to Feedly's blog:
2:04am PST – 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.

6:25am PST – We’re making some changes to our infrastructure that will allow us to bring feedly back online. However, these things take some time to put into place and it may still be a few more hours before service is restored. Thank you so much for your patience and for sticking with us. Remember, none of your data was compromised or lost in this attack.

15:07pm PST - We have neutralized DDoS attack that began at 2:04am PST last night. You should now be able to access your feedly from both feedly.com, mobile apps and third party applications. Our ops team is closely monitoring the situation in case the attacks resume. It might take a few hours for some of the 40 million feeds we poll to be fully updated. We would like to re-iterate that none of your data was compromised by this attack. I would like to thank the ops team for working through the night to resume the service as quickly as possible. I would also like to thank the community for your amazing support! -Edwin

16:34pm PST - If you are not able to access feedly.com it is most likely due to the fact that your ISP or computer is caching an old DNS entry. Please refresh your DNS cache or wait for it to expire.
I checked my feed from Feedly a few minutes ago, and mine will not as yet update, but I hope to catch up with all the blogs that I follow at some time later today. In the meantime all I can do is wonder about the motivation of someone who thinks that mounting a 'denial of service' is justified in any way whatsoever.

2 comments:

  1. Bob,

    My Feedly just updated (~1300 hrs West Coast US). The service seems to be a bit spotty so far today, but it is not so bad.

    The only justification for this sort of blackmail is stupid greed...


    Greg

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  2. El Grego (Greg),

    I have had intermittent access to Feedly for the past couple of hours. Hopefully it will settle down by tomorrow.

    I understand that this sort of cyber-attack for gain is on the increase. We can only hope that those responsible will be caught and dealt with accordingly.

    All the best,

    Bob

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