Website downtime; Internet attack mitigated (2/24/2017)

Saturday, February 25, 2017


You may have experienced slow loading time or errors while attempting to visit or read a story on the Paterson Times website. Our digital platform was under heavy denial of service attacks from 7 am to 9 pm on 2/24/2017.

Our technicians were able to trace the attacker to a computer in Belgium (178.237.36.10) that was likely used as a proxy to launch the attacks. Once the attacker had been identified a long list of attacking machines were blocked from the system which allowed for intermittent access to the website without full restoration of service.

Service was restored and the attack was mitigated at 9 p.m. and new safeguards have been put in place to block future attackers.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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