WordPress.com, a website which serves data and other services to almost 18 million websites around the world came under a huge DDoS attack, and China is said to have been the main source. Security centre’s report, since the past two days almost 98% of the attacks have been originated from China and the rest from Japan and South Korea.
A DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service attack is a cyber attack when the host or hosts flood a particular website or website with multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second. When this takes place the website refuses to login or even open on the internet.
Mullenweg is a Chinese language website and it operates on WordPress, but it is refusing to open even through Baidu, China’s largest search engine. One of the insider reports also suggest this attack had a massive sprawl globally and witnessing its extent it looks clear the attack was politically motivated.