OpEdNews was victim of an aggressive DDoS denial of service attack yesterday.
OpEdNews was victim of an aggressive DDoS denial of service attack yesterday. The attack came in the form of tens of thousands of emails bombarding our server. These took up all our bandwidth resources and caused the site to either shut down or run very slowly.
We don’t know who initiated the attack, but it shut down our server several times yesterday and has caused some problems with our view tracking.
Senior OEN editor Josh Mitteldorf observed, “We might start by asking whose lies are we undermining? What powers are we speaking truth to?”
At the same time the DDoS attack was going on, we’ve been in the middle of transferring OpEdnews to a new, much better, faster, higher bandwidth server– shifting from two to 32 gigabytes of RAM, with a much faster processor and faster SSD hard drive.
OpEdNews hope to have the transition to the new server finished by tomorrow, after which we’ll be able to better sort out the problem with article view tracking. There may be a brief time, during the transfer, when you can’t submit content– articles, comments. That will pass as soon as the DNS servers shift the site from the old server to the new server. This varies with your location. In simpler language, the pause in the ability to submit will last until the site domain name has been fully shifted to be pointed to the new server.