Is Feedly's DDoS attack as extortion common online?
June 12, 2014 9:53 AM Subscribe
For the last two days feedly has been down for significant chunks of time because of DDoS attacks (article
). They say hackers are trying to extort them for money. Is this common online?
posted by lownote to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard examples of it in the past, but cannot find any data about its frequency. Also, how often do companies pay the shakedown to keep their service up? Is it even a logical attack by hackers, financially?