Feedly and Evernote down due to ransom demand
I clocked off for my lunch-break and headed, as usual, to news feed reader Feedly only to find that I couldn’t connect. It turns out that it is currently suffering a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack.
The attack, and subsequent downage, has been announced on Feedly’s blog.
Users are currently unable to access the website or load any of your feeds via the app. Feedly explained in a short message that the DDoS perpetrator is holding Feedly to ransom and asking for money to stop the attack, Feedly has refused to comply.
CEO of Feedly, Edwin Khodabakchian, said in the following short statement:
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.
Khodabakchain went on to explain that users’ data is safe and that you will be “able to re-access your Feedly as soon as the attack is neutralized.” He continued: “We are working in parallel with other victims of the same group and with law enforcement.”
Evernote, which integrates with Feedly, also suffered a similar attack early this morning, although service was quickly restored.