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Reddit suffers `massive online attack`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 16:19

London: Social news and entertainment website Reddit has suffered a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

The `malicious` server attack from hackers impacted its millions of users` ability to access the social news website, which is used by over 60 million users each month.

The site was running slow and inaccessible in some quarters for a number of hours due to the attack that interrupts a website`s connection, the Daily Express reports.

According to the report, it is yet not clear who purpotrated the Denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack on Reddit.

A DDoS attack is an attempt to make a website unavailable to its intended users by temporarily interrupting a host server`s connection, the report said.

The site has suffered a tumultuous week, after some users posted images of innocent people they claimed were linked to Boston Marathon bombings, it added.


First Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 16:19
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