Botnet Attack On Raspberry Pi site

A million-strong botnet army targeted the charity behind the Raspberry Pi.

A huge DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack was launched on the Raspberry Pi Foundation's website.

The organisation released a statement revealing its site had been crushed by network traffic.

The statement read: "We are being DDoS'd at the moment - very sorry if you can't see the website. If it goes on, we will try to get more capacity.

"For those interested, this one is quite hardcore - we are seeing an SYN flood from a botnet that seems to have about a million nodes."

The foundation's website recovered the following day, but the assault highlighted the fact that the type of victim is now more diverse.

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