Reddit was downed by record DDoS attack, motive is unknown

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In order to relieve the curiosity of the huge Reddit community, systems administrator Jason Harvey has shared some details about the DDoS attack that recently hit the popular social news site and caused it to go down for a period of 50 minutes.

The attack started at roughly 0230 PDT on the 19th, and for the next eight ours the attackers and Reddit admins were “battling it out” by continually adjusting their attack and mitigation strategies.

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