Another WordPress DDOS Follow Up, Origin Might Be China
By on March 5th, 2011 was attacked again a few hours ago after the massive DDOS on Thursday. This was a follow up attack after the last one and as evident now; it originates from China every time. WordPress hosted premium blogs like Financial Post and TechCrunch suffered from the one-hour outage today, which skyrocketed the traffic to,

multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second.

In recent talks with Alexia Tsotsis, Matt Mullenweg states, was hit with another wave of attacks today (the fourth in two days) that caused issues again. This time we were able to recover more quickly, and also determined one of the targets to be a Chinese-language site which appears to be also blocked on Baidu. The vast majority of the attacks were coming from China (98%) with a little bit of Japan and Korea mixed in.

As one commentator at CNET points out, WordPress blogs are still not as fast as they used to be. At the same time, a number of other sites on the same network as WordPress servers are suffering from these DDOS attacks.

If these attacks are indeed from China, it just got exposed a bit more in its attempt to shut opposition. Although WordPress servers are stable now, further attempts of DDOS cannot be overlooked completely.


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