If you can’t reach your favorite Linux developer by IM or email today, it’s because they’re under a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The top programmers are all at the Linux Plumbers conference, which is being hammered by an internet attacker.
According to James Bottomley, an IBM Research distinguished engineer and a member of the Linux Plumbers Conference committee, “Since yesterday we are being attacked from the outside. The attack follows us as we switch external IP and the team has identified at least one inside node which looks suspicious.”
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