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Evernote and Feed.ly servers were hit by DDoS attacks as criminals tried to extort money

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2014 12:26

Evernote and Feed.ly servers were hit by DDoS attacks as criminals tried to extort money Earlier this week, popular notetaking app Evernote, and RSS feed service Feed.ly were taken down by multi-hour DDoS attacks.
Evernote managed to stay active with major lag and issues while Feedly was rendered unavailable.

Within four hours, Evernote did manage to claim it was back "up and running," though users could experience "a hiccup or two for the next 24 hours."

Feed.ly CEO Edwin Khodabakchian confirmed the attack was an attempt at extortion. "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 we can."




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