Friday, 20 June 2014

Ancestry databases

Increasingly family history researchers use and Find My Past to research and record their family trees.

Earlier this week and a number of other genealogy websites were targeted with a DDoS  (Distributed Denial of Service) attack where the website is bombarded with 'bots' stopping legitimate requests from reaching the server. Ancestry databases were therefore effectively out of action for several days causing angst among the millions of users of the databases.

A number of possible reasons for the attack on the Ancestry servers have been provided by users.

8 theories on the real reason of the Ancestry outrage

Best Facebook Comments re DDoS attack

At least some researchers have a maintained a sense of humour.

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