DDOS attack on outdated Joomla installs

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An ongoing ddos attack on vulnerable Joomla 1.5 installs is causing some network latency - we are currently finding and disabling the affected sites and should be back to normal shortly.

UPDATE 16:01 : We have found and disabled a number of sites and network performance is returning to normal - we will be monitoring this for the evening. Any customers whose sites were disabled will be notified in due course.

The DDOS has finished. The attack caused OOM condotions on some of the hardware nodes which subsequently required a reboot. All servers affected were rebooted , websites disabled and we are monitoring the situation at present .

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