Reddit suffers 'massive online attack'

  • ANI, London
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  • Updated: Apr 20, 2013 13:35 IST

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.

 

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