Nobel Foundation site hit by DDoS attack on award day
Bill Toulas reports:
… As revealed, the institution’s site was hit by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack which aims to overwhelm a website with high volumes of “garbage” traffic and a large number of bogus connection requests.
This action depletes the available server resources and renders the website unable to serve real visitors, therefore it appears as if it went offline.
Read more at BleepingComputer.