This morning Elance.com has reported a Denial of service (DoS / DDoS) attack on their website which has made the site unavailable to all visitors.Â With social media reports highlighting the website being unavailable for most of Monday (18/3/2014), it appears the attacked startered before 06:00 am PDT as Elance.com has reported.
While elance.com are battling the attack and working to make the site fully functional again, this attack highlights the need for website security and the impact is has on a business.
With the right security / firewalls / architecture is place, could this of been avoided.Â What is a DoS/DDoS Attack?
This attack is simular in nature to other attacks that have been making headlines in recent months.
Elance.com press release: It is important to note that all of your information is secure and has not been compromised in any way. Still, we recognize that the outage is highly disruptive and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We are working with the appropriate law enforcement agencies to find and prosecute the criminals responsible for this attack.
Can your business cope with such an outage? What would be the financial impact if your website was not available for 24/48 hours?
Improve your Website Security!