Friday July 22, 2016

DDoS Attack Takes Down US Congress Website for Three Days

Normally this kind of thing isn't funny but you have to laugh when a DDoS attack takes down the website for the U.S. Congress and no one really noticed. The good news is that, as of this morning, everything seemed to be back up and running.

The attack started on Sunday evening, July 17, and initially targeted the Library of Congress website, affecting the same server infrastructure on which the other two websites were also hosted. Despite initial defensive measures, the attack slowly escalated in the following days and continued to cause trouble for government officials and site visitors until five hours before this article's publishing date.