Threat Management

Attackers attempt DDoS extortion on Feedly

Cyber criminals attempted to extort news aggregator service Feedly on Wednesday, asking for money in order for the attack to end a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that hit the service.

Announced via a company blog post, the company shared that they did not comply with attackers, and that no user data was compromised as a result of the attack. As of 6:25 a.m. PST, full service hadn't been restored.

This is not the first time extortion tactics have been coupled with DDoS attacks aimed at small to midsized tech firms. Meetup, Basecamp and possibly Hootsuite have made headlines this year after announcing that they've gone through similar incidents.

On Tuesday, note-taking service Evernote shared via Twitter that it was hit with a DDoS attack. There is no word if a similar extortion tactic was in play.

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