Popular news aggregator Feedly is currently down for all that use the service due to a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its servers. This is leaving many all users, unable to access onto the site.
The service is under a denial of service attack. We are working with our network provider to deflect it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
— feedly (@feedly) June 11, 2014
“Denial of service attack
2:04am PST – 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.
We are working in parallel with other victims of the same group and with law enforcement.
We want to apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that you data is safe and you will be able to re-access your feedly as soon as the attack is neutralized.
We will update this blog post as soon as we have more information.
/Edwin and Seb”
The attack has been ongoing for the past 3 hours and users who try to access the website will be getting an “The requested URL could not be retrieved” message of some sorts on their systems.
We love Feedly, and it’s upsetting to see a smaller company get a vicious attack from some internet bullies, but we hope all is resolved soon.
Feedly have updated the situation:
6:25am PST – We’re making some changes to our infrastructure that will allow us to bring feedly back online. However, these things take some time to put into place and it may still be a few more hours before service is restored. Thank you so much for your patience and for sticking with us. Remember, none of your data was compromised or lost in this attack.