Well done everyone involved!

On Sun, 8 Sep 2019 at 00:26, Heather Walls <hwa...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> By now you are likely aware that the Wikimedia sites suffered from a
> relatively significant botnet driven DDOS attack on September 6th, taking
> them offline in several countries throughout the day. This primarily
> affected Wikipedia access in Europe and the Middle East. We posted a short
> update of the event on our website.[1]
>
> I would like to thank everyone who stepped up to support the restoration of
> our projects, including the fast reporting of community members throughout
> the world and our security and engineering teams who worked long hours to
> address many complex issues surrounding the attack and our response—the
> Site Reliability Engineering team in particular.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation leadership team is proud to work with such
> talented and dedicated staff and supporters.
>
> Yours,
> Heather
>
>
> 1.
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/07/malicious-attack-on-wikipedia-what-we-know-and-what-were-doing/
>
> "Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline
> in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and
> our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and
> restore access to the site.
>
> As one of the world’s most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes attracts “bad
> faith” actors. Along with the rest of the web, we operate in an
> increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where threats are
> continuously evolving. Because of this, the Wikimedia communities and
> Wikimedia Foundation have created dedicated systems and staff to regularly
> monitor and address risks. If a problem occurs, we learn, we improve, and
> we prepare to be better for next time.
>
> We condemn these sorts of attacks. They’re not just about taking Wikipedia
> offline. Takedown attacks threaten everyone’s fundamental rights to freely
> access and share information. We in the Wikimedia movement and Foundation
> are committed to protecting these rights for everyone.
>
> Right now, we’re continuing to work to restore access wherever you might be
> reading Wikipedia in the world. We’ll keep you posted."
>
>
> --
>
> Heather Walls (she/her)
>
> Chief Creative Officer
> Wikimedia Foundation
> https://wikimediafoundation.org
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