Vulnerability Management, Network Security

Outages hit Blender amid ongoing DDoS attacks

BleepingComputer reports that widely used 3D computer graphics software suite Blender has been impacted by site outages due to distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been ongoing since the weekend. Such DDoS attacks have disrupted servers through a deluge of requests since Nov. 18, with the servers remaining overloaded even when the intrusions have been paused, according to Blender. Attacks have also persisted even after the software suite's main site was transferred to CloudFlare, with Blender Chief Operating Officer noting more than 240 million fraudulent requests aimed at the project's servers in a Nov. 22 post on X, formerly Twitter. With the DDoS intrusions still underway, Blender advised that some users looking to enter the site would have to solve a bot-filtering challenge. Access to "," as well as websites hosting the code, wiki, developer documents, devtalk, and download portal continue to be inaccessible to users, said Blender.

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