DDoS Attack on the Internet Archive: What Does It Indicate?

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 28 May 2024

DDoS attacks are presently being used against the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital archive that has millions of historical documents and web pages. The service has reportedly been down since Sunday, according to a number of social media users. According to reports, the DDoS attack started earlier today. It has impacted the usability and accessibility of the website.

It has been reported that the Internet Archive team made some tweaks' and is going to address the problem on the website that scholars, historians, and the general public use.

We apologize; there is a problem with http://archive.org (front-end traffic balancers are overloaded). We're putting some effort on it. Returning as quickly as we can," tweeted Internet Archive.

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is defined as a "malicious attempt to overwhelm the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic, thereby disrupting the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network" by CloudFare.com.

Numerous customers reported outages of the service on social media. "I can't read the book I want because Internet Archive is down," a user commented on the previous Twitter site, X.

"Peak awful, the internet archive went down in the middle of my viewing. It's okay, I'll watch my other peak in the meantime. The TV channel Buzzr. Another person said, "They play old game show episodes.. we Carry On."

Its goal is to send an excessive amount of data requests from several infected systems to the victim's website or infrastructure. These might be additional networked resources, computers, or Internet of Things gadgets. The machine crashes when the attack uses up all of the RAM and internet bandwidth.

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