by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2018
At about 3 p.m. Eastern time on May 1, several days of content at WorldTribune vanished into cyberspace. How could this happen? Here’s what we know.
In the past month we have added an additional Firewall to repel “unauthorized” bots from all over the world that were causing the site to crash or run slow. Late last week, we upgraded our servers to accommodate growing traffic. Apparently the Firewall was working off a cache of the old account rather than the new account which synched in this afternoon.
Related: WorldTribune.com fights off cyber attack, March 28, 2018
As of May 2, we have manged to restore most of the lost articles and apologize for the inconvenience to our loyal readers.