WordPress suffers biggest DDoS attack in its history – The blogging platform wordpress.com underwent a large-scale attack of hackers, apparently for political reasons , which made some pages will be blocked temporarily and slows down the operation of the platform, according to the website itself in Twitter .
The DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service, DoS attack) caused serious problems. WordPress.com chief, Matt Mullenweg, said the specialized site The Next Web to its servers in Chicago, San Antonio and Dallas were flooded with so much data that it was several gigabytes per second.
The goal of a DDoS attack is thus paralyze servers. Mullenweg said it was the worst attack in the six years of the site , which is believed to have been directed against a particular blog and not against the platform. This blog, says Mullenweg, would be a foreign language.
WordPress is a ‘software’ open for blogging and other web offerings. The platform provides the ‘software’ to users, in addition to hosting the web on their servers. The platform is about 18 million blogs.
The company said in another message on Twitter that their systems were back to normal , although they will continue monitoring.