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News Wikipedia Hit With Large DDoS: Site Down Over Several Hours
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                                Wikipedia, the popular research and information site, was hit was a massive DDoS attack, which caused the site to be down for several hours, this was felt as far as the middle east, Europe, and across the Americas. It is still not stated by either the owners or authorities, but it is speculated that, considering there are multiple countries that censor sites similar to Wikipedia, that it could have been one of those same countries, be it Turkey or even China. 

              Wikipedia had this to say: 

            "Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and restore access to the site.
As one of the world's most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes attracts "bad faith" actors. Along with the rest of the web, we operate in an increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where threats are continuously evolving. Because of this, the Wikimedia communities and Wikimedia Foundation have created dedicated systems and staff to regularly monitor and address risks. If a problem occurs, we learn, we improve, and we prepare to be better for next time.

We condemn these sorts of attacks. They're not just about taking Wikipedia offline. Takedown attacks threaten everyone's fundamental rights to freely access and share information. We in the Wikimedia movement and Foundation are committed to protecting these rights for everyone.
Right now, we're continuing to work to restore access wherever you might be reading Wikipedia in the world. We'll keep you posted."


              Original article can be found here [Original author: Mark Wycislik]


              That was the news folks, have a good rest of the weekend, and stay safe out there.

              ---Mad-Architect 

              
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