[ISN] Some sites struggle to stay up due to Heroku attack

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 03:36:35 -0500 (CDT)

By Nancy Gohring
IDG News Service
May 17, 2011

A potential DDoS attack on Heroku, the Ruby platform-as-a-service 
provider now owned by Salesforce.com, is creating availability issues 
for its customers.

The problems started on Monday when Heroku reported that a small number 
of users, primarily those that point a root domain to Heroku via static 
Internet Protocol addresses, were getting connection errors.

Via its status page, Heroku later told customers that it was working 
closely with its network service provider to mitigate availability 
issues coming from what it believed was a distributed denial-of-service 
attack. "The current attack protection procedures have reduced the 
effects of this attack to intermittent issues," according to the status 

Heroku did not reply to a request for further information.


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