Around 9:00am EDT this morning Forex Factory came under DDoS attack, which brought the site down for about three hours and caused intermittent outages throughout the afternoon. We’re using all available resources to defend against the attack, and pulling in additional resources as I type. At the moment the site is operating normally, but these kinds of attacks tend to be fluid and there’s no telling what will happen over the next 48 hours.
The attack actually began Friday evening, but until this morning we were able to fend it off with limited interruption to the website. The defense we used on Friday blocked some legitimate traffic so you might have had trouble accessing the site over the weekend. You may be blocked again as we defend against further attacks, but rest assured the block will be temporary.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. Wish us luck!
Posted by Jeff, Forex Factory Network Engineer