Within the past few weeks, there have been distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the website maintained by the Association of Sole Practitioners and Small Firms of Arizona. The attacks have emanated primarily from IP addresses in France and The Netherlands, and have targeted WordPress files that provide remote login functionality for posting to the website. During the attacks, the website’s server has slowed due to the increase in traffic and database errors have occurred when attempting to access the site.
DDoS attacks are not uncommon and have been directed at a variety of websites. The Association has taken measures to make the website less vulnerable to these types of attacks.