“The popular fanfiction platform Archive of Our Own (AO3) has been restored after a wave of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks forced the website offline for over a day.
“AO3 first acknowledged the outage on the company’s official Twitter account on July 10th at 8.24AM ET, later confirming that the issue was caused by “a DDoS attack” — a malicious cybercrime in which threat actors overwhelm a server with traffic — “causing the servers to fall over.”
“In an update on Tuesday afternoon, AO3 tweeted, “We’re back!” but noted that it “may need to do some work to optimize our shiny new Cloudflare setup.” When we tried going on the site ourselves, it took a little while to load, but we were able to access it.
“A group claiming to be Anonymous Sudan has taken credit for the attack, and is demanding a ransom to stop the ongoing operation.”
Read more at The Verge