Ello DDoS Attacks
Sep 29, 2014 |
| Social Media & Applications
During the first 24 hours of my time on Ello I have been very impressed by how easy it is to use the platform and how fast the platform is. There are a few things that I feel are missing and are looking forward to seeing implemented including SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine integration and OpenGraph Data.
Since yesterday afternoon the site has been offline a number of times. The first was downtime for Database maintenance which was resolved quite quickly, the second time is happening as I write this article and is related to a DDoS attack. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service and basically means that mean people are flooding Ello's server to try and bring it down.
DDoS attacks can happen to any website any time, they are more popular with busy / popular sites with high traffic as they are the ones that suffer the most. The attacks can be totally random or planned attacks with a motive or goal to achieve.
As I check again the site is back online and the Status page has been updated to say that IP addresses have been blocked in an attempt to stop the attacks. I hope that the hacking stops so that the guys can get back to building what is promising to be a very popular social network.