FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet.
Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks are not creatures of the past. Indeed, they still are with us, as exemplified by the recent DDOS attack on WordPress, a blogging site.
According to recent press reports, this attack impacted connectivity for a large number of the 25 million WordPress bloggers.
The press reports indicate that the magnitude of this distributed denial of service attack was multiple gigabits and tens of millions of packets of information per second, impacting data centers in Chicago, San Antonio and Dallas. While WordPress reportedly is seeking to grapple with the attack, it is having some difficulty based on the sheer size of the attack.