Feedly and Evernote get taken down by hackers demanding ransom


Is you are a Feedly user, you might have noticed that the site won’t load this morning. That is because late last night, they were attacked by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The person(s) responsible for this is demanding a ransom in order to stop the attack. Feedly has refused to comply and is working on restoring service.

Feedly CEO Edwin Khodabakchian said, “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.” He also said that your data is safe and as soon as the attack is neutralized, you will be able to re-access your Feedly. Let’s hope so.

Evernote suffered a similar attack late last night as well, but service was restored within 3 hours. They did say that there could be some hiccups over the next 24 hours though.

sources: Forbes / Feedly Blog / @Evernote

  • rightofthebellcurve

    Time to start taking out these criminals as the terrorists they are.

    • anon

      We can’t take the good without the bad. Data speeds nowadays means there are millions of people who actively DDoS. It is more a matter of adapt or die than ‘taking them out as though they’re terrorists’.

    • not a terrorsist

      your a terrorist

  • thp

    “Is you are a Feedly user” Nice start to the article!

  • Mista Bond

    I call BS.
    Extorting money electronically is pointless, as VISA & IMF control all FIAT currency transactions, thus they will be traced and account holders done & I doubt they are requesting a drop off of small unmarked bills somewhere shady.
    I say this is a CIA or NSA PSYOP, to give reason to crack down on hackers, leakers and E-protesters.

    • dangerFML

      Money sent to certain countries will never return. Why do you think the Nigerian prince scams keep working?

    • Jesse Ross

      They can use bitcoin buddy