A DDos attack on Portland-based company Cedexis, which helps in speed delivery of content, knocked out several major French news websites including Le Monde and Le Figaro. A DDoS attack makes online services unavailable by overwhelming the target site with unexpected traffic from multiple sources. “At approximately 2 pm GMT, the Cedexis infrastructure came under a unique and sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack,” the company said in a statement. “This attack caused a partial but widespread outage that affected many of our customers. Our customers are our number one priority and at this time, the attack is being mitigated, and services are being restored,” it added.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times