[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-51: WordPress Hit by Second Massive Attack in Two Days

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Mon Apr 25 09:08:51 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-51: WordPress Hit by Second Massive Attack in Two
Days
*WHID ID: *2011-51
*Date Occurred: *March 4, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Blogs
*Attacked Entity Geography: *USA
*Incident Description: *The main WordPress.com site was the target of a
major DDoS attack yesterday that knocked the popular blogging platform
offline for a couple of hours, and another attack that hit the site again
Friday morning. The service is back online now, but the attacks may be an
indication that the service could be collateral damage in some politically
motivated attacks against WordPress blogs.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/wordpress-hit-second-massive-attack-two-days-030411
*Attack Source Geography: *
*Attacked System Technology: *WordPress
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