WordPress Down (September 24) Too Slow? | WordPress Hacked

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The mogul blogging site WordPress.com seems to be suffering some latency issues rendering the whole site down, affecting millions of blogs that’s hosting with it. (Techcrunch, New York Times, British Prime Minister, etc) Meanwhile some publishers can still access their website but it’s too slow.

Here’s some screenshot taken from http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com

One should realize that even if your website is not hosted to wordpress.com, there’s a high-chance that you will still be affected with this glitch especially if you’re using some of these popular plug-ins which are hosted on wordpress (Intensedebate, WordPress Stats, etc)

This is not the first time we’ve heard about wordpress having its servers being crippled by some culprit. It’s worth mentioning that last year, wordpress has been attacked by hackers who manage to compromise those blogs that has an outdated version of WP. Hopefully, this is not the case for this one. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure,  it’s best if you will do a full-backup on your database and files via your FTP just in case this glitch turns out ugly.

Update 1: WordPress has just released a message on its website

WordPress.com is temporarily unavailable. We’re working on the issue and things will be back up and running ASAP. Please check back in a few minutes.

Update 2: After 30 minutes, it appears WordPress is still down. Tweets are now starting to pour on the twitterverse.

Update 3: Here’s a tweet of how you can check out the status of wordpress and other popular plugins via status.automattic

Update 4: WordPress is back again. Here’s the tweet.

We’ll keep you guys updated

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