Australian broadband forum Whirlpool was today hit with a distributed denial of service attack, the second day in a row the popular site was attacked. The site that was down for much of yesterday morning due to a DDoS attack from IP addresses in Denmark and the US was attacked again from multiple international addresses at 10pm last night and remains crippled this morning.
The site’s founder expects it to be out of action for much of the day.
Lorenzo Modesto, chief operating officer at Whirlpool’s hosting provider Bulletproof Networks, said the offending IP addresses were traced to www.zgeek.com and blocked within 20 minutes of the second attack starting. He said he has enough data on the attacks to pass on a solid lead to the Australian Federal Police.