Very often, we face situations when the website we are trying to access refuses to load. In addition, repeatedly refreshing the site also does not bring out any positive results. This is when you understand that there is something amiss with the server and that it might be down.
What Does It Mean When You Say That The Server Is Down?
Ideally, the performance of any server or website is measured by its server uptime. This means that a proper connection is established and maintained between the server and the client. However, when a website does not load on the system, it effectively means that the site cannot access the files stored on the server.
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In the mid of December, SolarWinds disclosed that the company experienced a highly sophisticated, manual supply chain attack on versions of the Orion network monitoring product released in March – June 2020. The company shared that the attack was most likely conducted by foreign hackers and intended to be narrow, remarkably targeted, and manually executed attack. A FireEye blog post states that hackers managed to gain access to a huge number of public and private organizations through trojanized updates to SolarWinds’ Orion software. And during the next weeks, it was revealed that among the victims are highly reputable companies and institutions like Microsoft, the US Treasury Department, and the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications. Even Google was suspected to be among the victims, which, to this day is still denied by the industry leader.
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