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DDOS Attack on Ancestry.com and Website is Down

Ancestry.com is the Generations Network, is a privately held Internet company based in Provo, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries.

The genealogy website Ancestry.com said its websites were recovering on Wednesday after hackers temporarily shut them down this week in a distributed denial of service attack, but it said no consumer data was compromised.

The Provo, Utah-based company said Ancestry.com and its sister site, Findagrave.com, were targeted on Monday in the attack that flooded servers with traffic and caused them to crash.

On Wednesday, Ancestry.com posted on its Facebook page explaining that although the site had recovered from the attack, various services offered on the site would remain unavailable as they worked to restore stability to the whole site.

Ancestry.com has more than 2 million subscribed users, and claims to be the world’s biggest family history resource, with over 14 billion records in its archives.

The company says its databases hold more than 14 billion records, that it is adding some 2 million more every day, and that its customers have used its services to draw up more than 60 million family trees





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