Most users have regained access through the site, however many apps and clients which use the API are expected to experience some delay for the next several hours.

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are caused by a malicious party flooding the target network with requests, making it difficult or impossible for normal network transactions to occur.

Latest info on the attack points to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) which uses hundreds or thousands of computers under control of an attacker. These computers are usually infected by spyware/trojans which carry the attack software.



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