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Raspberry Pi hit by DDoS attack

06 Mar 2013
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation website was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on its website late on Tuesday evening.

The organisation announced the attack on Twitter, as shown below.

It also admitted that it was not the first attack seen on its network and that the nature of the attack was quite sophisticated.

V3 contacted Raspberry Pi for more information but had received no reply at the time of publication.

Jeremy Nicholls, Arbor Networks channel director for Europe, said the attack proved firms should be wary of the threat from DDOS attacks and to make sure they had measures in place to protect against the risk.

“It’s sad to see the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity with a good cause at its heart, has been the focus of a vicious attack. This stunt goes to highlight the unfortunate fact that any organisation, of any size and nature, is vulnerable,” he said.

“Every company that relies on internet availability to do business should be seeking to invest in prevention against DDoS attacks as well as implementing a mitigation strategy should the worst happen.”

Raspberry Pi recently celebrated its one year anniversary as tech-lovers and schools have shown keen interest in the device.

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Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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