Feedly And Evernote Go Down, Hit By DDoS Attacks

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No, it's not just you.

Feedly is down because it's been attacked. In fact, both Feedly and Evernote were hit by denial of service attacks. Evernote says it's back up and running now, but notes that there could still be some hiccups in service. Feedly is still down.

Here's a sequence of tweets from Evernote explaining its situation:

As noted, Feedly is still getting itself back in order:

In that blog post, Feedly says, "Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop. We refused to give in and are working with our network providers to mitigate the attack as best as we can."

The company says it's working with other victims of the same group (presumably Evernote), and with law enforcement.

"We want to apologize for the inconvenience," it says. " Please know that you data is safe and you will be able to re-access your feedly as soon as the attack is neutralized."

Feedly will update its blog with any new information on the situation. That post was written roughly four hours ago.

Update: Feedly just updated its blog to say: "We’re making some changes to our infrastructure that will allow us to bring feedly back online. However, these things take some time to put into place and it may still be a few more hours before service is restored. Thank you so much for your patience and for sticking with us. Remember, none of your data was compromised or lost in this attack." That was at 9:25 AM Eastern.

Update 2: Feeds appear to be working for some people now (myself included).

Image via Feedly

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