Sometimes it’s just sheer weight of traffic that can bring a website to its knees. The online supermarket sites in the UK have experienced a lot of this recently…:
[…] “MyGov has not been offline, it’s simply suffered from a distributed denial of service attack this morning,” he told reporters, but refused to provide more detail on whether it was an attack from overseas or not.
But by question time, at 2.55pm, Robert was forced to take back his statement, telling parliament that it wasn’t an attack but just the alarms that are designed to detect and stop DDoS attacks triggering due to the large volume of people trying to log in.
“The DDoS alarms showed no evidence of a specific attack today,” he said.