LiveJournal groans under 'immense' DDos attack
Service disruptions for past 48 hours
LiveJournal is weathering a massive web attack that has meant service disruptions for people who read and write the more than 16 million journals hosted on the community and blogging service.
We can now publicly disclose that we have been experiencing a large-scale DDoS attack the last two days, which has been the reason for the site issues most users have been experiencing. The traffic load has been immense, at many times our normal load level, and the attack is still on-going. We are in constant contact with our providers to mitigate the attack as best as possible. We again apologize for the disruption to LiveJournal usage, and are working to get everything back to normal as soon as we can. Thank you!
At time of writing, livejournal.com seemed to be working fine. ®
>"to protest a restrictive government"
Are you aware of some statement from Anonymous or similar claiming responsibility for these attacks, which the article makes no mention of? Or are you just under the false impression that they are the only people in the world who ever do DDoS attacks?
In Russia LJ is the major blogging service and there are a lot of political journals, making it a major centre of free speech. As dissent is practically ( if not theoretically ) frowned on there, it seems to attract a lot of attacks from those who would prefer the actions of the government to go unquestioned.
to protest a restrictive government
In the past it were the pro-government organizations that ddosed LJ.