MIAMI (CBS4) – WordPress, the makers of a powerful blogging platform which is used for CBSMiami.com, is under a large attack by hackers who have essentially shutdown access to the website and any blogs carried by WordPress.
According to the Financial Post, WordPress is under a DDos attack, or Distributed Denial of Service attack. Hackers use computer networks and bots to overwhelm the WordPress servers with more data requests than the servers can handle.
It’s the same concept as being backed up on the Palmetto in traffic because of road construction. There’s only so many lanes of traffic to go through and when everyone tries to get in at once, no one goes anywhere.
In WordPress’ case, the company is being bombarded with multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets of data per second, according to WordPress. The company said it’s trying to stave off the attack, but due to the size of the attack, it’s having limited success so far.