WordPress has spent the last two days battling crippling DDoS attacks that have resulted in disrupted service for the company’s 18 million blogs as well as the higher profile blogs that count themselves as part of WordPress’s VIP network...
This is the largest and most sustained attack we've seen in our six-year history. We suspect it may have been politically motivated against one of our non-English blogs but we're still investigating and have no definitive evidence yet.
Maybe I'm just ignorant, but I don't see why China, Libya, Egypt, or even Iran would want to attack Wordpress. I can imagine some racist bastard here in the US launching the attack on Wordpress, but only because stranger things have happened and been caused by illogical people.
However, Wordpress does say that it doesn't know why it was attacked, so the above paragraph could mean absolutely nothing. At this point, any speculation is speculation based on stereotypes.
It does sound like something they would do.
Maybe some brave soul should go to 4chan and ask?
Even though they won't go OH HEY YEA I'M A ANON!
Doesn't mean they won't answer a question of who's to blame.
This attack is originated from North Korea. Since yesterday (4th, Mar) they started the DDoS attack. A Similar attack happened last year in South Korea and the attack actually did quiet a stir on government operated websites.
This virus is distributed from many-operational web-disk service and/or Korean P2P programs and servers. It is said that about 30 servers in overseas are ordering those infected PCs to attack specific targets. This virus also wipes the whole HDDs, data is NOT recoverable. The activation date is 7th, Mar. This virus will block vaccine update route, so unless you manage to download the vaccine before 7th, you won't be able to recover your PC, if you are already infected.
Wow, A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. I thought most people that use this site would have already know what that was. If not next time do a little research if you don't understand something.