Multi-day DDoS storm batters Internet Archive

May 29, 2024

The Internet Archive has been under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since Sunday, and is trying to keep services going.

While the San Francisco institution has assured users that its collections and web archives are safe — that’s the good news — it warns service remains spotty for the online library and its Wayback Machine.

Since the flood of phony network traffic began, attackers have launched “tens of thousands of fake information requests per second,” according to Chris Freeland, director of library services at Archive.

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