When Google Reader went dark, Feedly showed us the light with millions of RSS die-hards jumping onto the service. The lights of RSS hope are out tonight, however, as Feedly scrambles to dodge a distributed-denial-of-service ransom attack on its servers.
Feedly posted on its blog a little while ago that the site was being bombarded by a distributed-denial-of-service attack, with said-attackers demanding money to make it stop.
“Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). 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 as we can,” Feedly execs wrote on their blog.
Evernote is also being caught up in a similar attack, posting an apology on Twitter.
We’re actively working to neutralize a denial of service attack. You may experience problems accessing your Evernote while we resolve this.
— evernote (@evernote) June 10, 2014
Evernote says it has resolved the issue for the most part, but Feedly is still struggling to load content.
Feedly has promised that it’s working with other victims and law enforcement to neutralise the attack. [Feedly]