LiveJournal (livejournal ) wrote in lj_maintenance ,

Reasons for LiveJournal's intermittent access


Over the last few days, access to LiveJournal has been unstable - some people have had difficulty accessing the service, pages were loading slowly, and some weren't loading at all.

During this time, LiveJournal was the target of multiple DDoS attacks. The first attack began on September 5th - some intermittent issues were reported, but the admin team managed to block the attack and prevent any significant disruption of service. The attack resumed the next day with increased force, however, and while the team was dealing with this, a number of people experienced difficulties with the site. As of now, LiveJournal has been restored to full functionality. The DDoS attack did not compromise our system's integrity or affect any published content.

If you are still experiencing problems accessing LiveJournal, please let us know by submitting a support ticket (http://www.livejournal.com/support/submit.bml).

Everyone who had a paid account at the time the DDoS attack on LiveJournal occurred will be compensated for the downtime with a three-day paid account extension.

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the downtime. Thank you for your understanding.

You can monitor LiveJournal's service status on the corresponding status page: http://status.livejournal.org/
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