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Ello has to fight DDoS Attack before it takes on Facebook

The Anti-Facebook social network ‘Ello’ was attacked, now it is safe. Just when the word about this new social network was spreading and people were hopping on this platform, the new ad-free Ello failed them. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack has been causing trouble to the social network. Such an attack in the nascent beta stages of existence can cost users’ trust for new social networks like Elloello-ddos-attack

The users were unable to access the platform. The site was down for around 45 minutes and the company responded by saying that it was under a DDos attack. Such an attack is caused by blocking genuine users coming to use the service by propagating the denial of service situation. The offense is caused by hackers who use IP’s for this attack. The issue was fixed by blocking the IP addresses causing this attack.

The users who joined this trendy social network saw status messages like the site is currently unavailable and were told to check updates on their status page. The site’s sign ups were increasing every hour, but post the attacks the users may not trust the platform. Ello significantly challenged and successfully brought the bored users over to its site, but keeping them safe and secure is an issue too. The attack which disabled the platform created a sense of fear among the newly transitioned users, which now Ello has to improve upon.

The anti-Facebook website gets more than 31000 requests to join every hour. The invites are sold online and many users are buying invites on eBay to get on this cool and trendy social network. Many social networks experience outages like this, but Ello was significantly faster in getting attacked. The site however has to deal with such attacks first and then think about taking on Facebook. We hope that Ello will be stable in the near future as they resolved the issue and came back in action.

About Sara Rose

She has spent the past 4 years playing the role of an IT consultant, and has now joined The Next Digit as a full time blogger. Her current profession is a result of her deep experience in computer gadgets, laptops, gaming accessories and other tech updates.

8 comments

  1. That's not DDoS attack. That's the stampede of users out of Facebook.

  2. you realize a DDoS attack isn't a glitch, right?

    just from reading this I'd suggest you find a job other than writing about tech – you clearly have no idea what you're talking about.

  3. Glitch can just mean an irregularity. The site not allowing people to sign-in is in fact an irregularity. Glitch was a poor choice in this case. Either problem or hiccup probably would have conveyed the meaning better. Why get so worked up that you'd cast aspersions on her ability to be a blogger based on a single word choice?

  4. This article gives the appearance of having been poorly translated from another language by someone who doesn't have a good grasp of the concepts involved. The author's bio speaks of "playing the role of an IT consultant". She clearly needs additional rehearsal time.

  5. This article gives the appearance of having been poorly translated from another language by someone who doesn't have a good grasp of the concepts involved. The author's bio speaks of "playing the role of an IT consultant". She clearly needs additional rehearsal time.

  6. Lol @ hackers using IPs. It is like they attacked them with network addresses.

  7. The NSA wants to stop Ello from succeeding so they are conducting a digital offensive to discourage users from switching from Facebook. It is well known the NSA is the world's largest and most sophisticated hacking organization. The NSA has full access to all Facebook data and stores it forever at the new Utah Data Center and they do not want that shifting to a place where they cannot get a hold of that data.

    I think mass surveillance is a bad idea because a surveillance society is one in which people understand that they are constantly monitored, and when people understand that they are constantly monitored they are more conformist, they are less willing to take up controversial positions, and that kind of mass conformity is incompatible with democracy.

    Another reason mass surveillance is bad is that it creates a dramatic power imbalance between citizens and government. In a democracy the citizens are supposed to have all the power and the government is supposed to be the means by which the citizens exercise that power. But when you have a surveillance state, the state has all the power and citizens have very little. In a democratic society you should have a state with maximum transparency and maximum civil liberties for citizens. But in a surveillance state the exact opposite is true. So it is quite possible we have a terribly bad shift in power occurring.

    So we see intelligence agencies are manipulating the Internet with deliberate disinformation: documents recently released by whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that US intelligence agencies are deliberately flooding the web with disinformation in order to inject false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets. These techniques are intended to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, which has the effect of, compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

    Western governments are paying trolls to sway public opinion: In 2010, Canada’s CTV News reported on how federal authorities were paying companies to “correct misinformation” on web forums. The Turkish, Israeli and Chinese governments along with a host of others have also implemented similar programs, while the U.S. Air Force hired data security firm HBGary to create large numbers of fake social media profiles that could be used to spread propaganda while countering anti-U.S. rhetoric online. Raw Story reported that the obvious function of the program was to “manipulate public opinion on key information, such as news reports,” thereby creating, “the illusion of consensus.”.

    Google (search): "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations" and see the documents Snowden released regarding how the military is involved in brainwashing you and your neighbors.

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