Any idea of when an incident report may come out?

RhinosF1
Wikimedia User & Incident Reporter

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 00:29, Heather Walls <hwa...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello again,
>
> As a follow-up to my last note on the September 6th DDoS attack, we wanted
> to provide you with an update. There have been no further attacks in the
> last week and our sites are now running normally. Our SRE team is
> continuing to monitor the situation.
>
> Based on what we learned in this attack, our security and engineering teams
> are researching and putting together plans for more protection of our
> infrastructure to address any potential attacks in the future.
>
> We appreciate everyone’s support, particularly the folks on the SRE team,
> in helping to restore access.
>
> Yours,
> Heather
>
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 4:25 PM 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
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
>
> Heather Walls (she/her)
>
> Chief Creative Officer
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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