If you use Feedly as your RSS service of choice (like I do), then you probably noticed that their web and mobile apps are not working at all this morning. Well, there is a reason for that. According to Feedly, around 2AM Pacific, “criminals” began attacking Feedly with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Those same criminals are asking for cash in order to stop the attack, which of course, Feedly has refused to do, so the service remains down.
As of 6:25AM Pacific, Feedly began making changes to their infrastructure to allow them to bring their RSS service back online, but has admitted that it could be a number of hours before the process is complete.
They also noted that “none of your data was compromised or lost in the attack.” I certainly hope not.
So, if you use Feedly, you will likely be without all of your RSS feeds for a while. We will update this post as we learn more.