Feedly goes down in second cyber attack
RSS reader Feedly has been hit by a second DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack shortly after recovering from its first.
The perpetrator(s) initially attacked Feedly in an attempt to extort money from the company in exchange for fixing the issue. A blog post published by Oliv, Seb and Edwin on the Feedly team outlined "We refused to give in and are working with our network providers to mitigate the attack as best as we can."
After neutralising the first DDoS attack late in the evening, a second stronger attack occurred the following day. The company had to then pull its service in order to work on fixing the service and mitigating the situation.
As with the first cyber attack, Feedly have been keen to emphasise that no data has been lost or compromised during the attack.
Second attack neutralised
Feedly has announced that the second wave of the DDoS attack has now been neutralised, and that users can now access feedly.com, feedly mobile apps and third party apps.
In a concluding message on the matter, Feedly has said: "These criminals are determined to try to extort some money and we are determined to say no to extortion and focus on building a stronger Feedly instead."
Adrian Mursec, head of development at theEword, has said: "A DDoS or distributed denial of service attack is an attack where an online service in made unavailable to its intended users. The note-taking app Evernote has recently dealt with a similar cyber attack, which it has also been able to resolve."