StatCounter Down: Experiencing DDoS Attack
We're experiencing a DDoS attack right now. Visitor data still being recorded, however access to stats and site temporarily offline.
— statcounter (@statcounter) February 27, 2014
I tried to log in to my StatCounter account this afternoon, and I received an error message when I was finally able to access the website. I visited Twitter to see if anyone else was experiencing the same issue, and it seems that Stat Counter is experiencing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, and that is preventing visitors from accessing their accounts within the StatCounter website.
Unfortunately, it seems like this has been going on for several hours, as the company has been updating its Twitter feed to respond to customers and visitors. I do appreciate that they are keeping people noticed via Twitter though. StatCounter has said that all visitor information is still being recorded on websites that use StatCounter, so people shouldn’t lose data.
I use three different analytics services for my website – StatCounter, Google Analytics, and WordPress Site Stats (via JetPack). Each of these tools offers different reports I like to use, and having more than one stat counter on my sites allows me to compare numbers to make sure the reporting is accurate.
Hopefully StatCounter will mitigate this DDoS attack soon.
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