DDoS Attack on Archive of Our Own (AO3) Awakens Curiosity
The Archive of Our Own, or AO3, is a popular site for sharing and exploring fandoms. It’s a great place for both writers and fans to connect. Recently, AO3 was affected by a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS). This attack floods the site with a large amount of traffic and makes it unreachable for users. These attacks are usually motivated by malicious intentions and are designed to disrupt the services of the website, causing inconvenience for its users and administrators.
The impact on AO3’s millions of users is significant if it goes down because of a DDoS. AO3 is a popular platform for fanfiction creators and consumers. It also allows them to connect with other fans and engage in communities. This attack hinders them from being able to access the site, and also ruins the sense of creativity and community that AO3 encourages. However, AO3’s dedicated team is working to mitigate the effect of the attack, and restore the stability of the website. This will allow users to enjoy their favorite fandoms and stories once more.
Archive of Our Own, a leading repository of fan-written worksThe. went down on the Monday following a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The A03 representatives did not provide a time frame for the restoration of service, but they said that the system administrators are working on it. “countermeasures” As of Monday afternoon
DDoS attacks are launched by malicious actors. floods a website with service requests In order to disable it. The official Twitter account of AO3 acknowledged the technical problems early on Monday before confirming, approximately seven hours later that the website had been disabled. down due to a DDoS attack. The website was still down at the time this article was published.
“We have not been contacted by anyone claiming credit for the DDoS as of this time, so there is nothing we can say for certain,” In an email, a representative of Organization for Transformative Works confirmed this to Polygon. The representative also said that AO3 will continue to update readers via its Tumblr account and Twitter account.
AO3 is a non-profit website operated by Organization for Transformative Works. The website, which was launched in 2008 allows its users the ability to upload and read fan written works. Since then, it has become a leading repository for fanfiction The site hosts more than 11 million pieces of art across 57,840 different fandomsAccording to its spokesperson archived webpages. This website, which is also large in size, won literary recognition when it won 2019 Hugo Award for Best Related Work.