Visible to the public "Wikipedia Fights off Huge DDoS Attack"Conflict Detection Enabled

It has been discovered that Wikipedia was affected by a DDoS attack that lasted for almost three days. The DDoS attack was an an old-style volumetric flood, designed to overwhelm the company's web servers with bogus HTTP traffic. During the attack Wikipedia quickly became unavailable in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, before later slowing or stopping for users in other parts of the world such as the US and Asia. DDoS takedowns have become somewhat less frequent these days, because all sites that consider themselves targets employ mitigation companies to defend themselves. The Wikipedia attack is a warning that the people who carry out these attacks have not given up on trying, and that if one is not prepared for a DDoS attack, one might still occur.

Naked Security reports: "Wikipedia Fights off Huge DDoS Attack"