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Distributed denial of service attacks on NUJP, altermedia sites continue

The website of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has again come under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Monday and already been taken down twice since Tuesday morning.

The DDoS displays the same characteristics as the earlier attack that shut down our site twice last Friday.

Between 8-10 am Monday, the NUJP web site was hit with a 76 gb DDoS attack. Although our digital security auditors managed to restore the site Monday morning, another spike in access requests was recorded mid-afternoon, shutting the site a second time.

The website was back online at 4:15 pm.

According to the initial report of our security auditors, the attackers’ most requested URL path is https://nujp.org/?s=duterte, a page that appears when keyword “Duterte” is searched on the website.

Since Friday, the site has been subjected to total of 615 gigabytes of traffic, peaking at 468gb.

“Like the previous attack, we strongly believe this is part of an orchestrated campaign to silence critical outfits and organizations that has also targeted alternative news sites such as those of our affiliates, Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, AlterMidya and its latest target, Pinoy Weekly,” the NUJP statement reads.

Aside from the DDoS attacks, all these organizations, including the NUJP, have also been subjected to red-tagging. (nujp)

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