Tumblr went down for over two hours as a result of a potential large-scale DDoS attack, with users unable to access the blogging site. Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security commented below.

Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security:

Stephanie Weagle“Reports of popular blogging site Tumblr being taken offline by way of DDoS attack once again proves the significant impact that DDoS attacks have on Internet accessibility.

“Organized cyber attack groups are testing DDoS tools and techniques, to see how far they can push the envelope, and how much notoriety they can achieve-any online brand is at risk without dedicated DDoS protection in place.  The aftermath of these attacks can leave a company scrambling to regain customer trust and rectify brand damage, in addition to the financial impact.”