While this attack from Ukraine did not overwhelm our defenses nor as far as we can tell, result in timeouts for readers, but it did make the site sluggish, particularly for admin tasks. Our tech guru Dave took additional protective measures.
Dave analyzed the traffic spike and there is no question, based on more granular information about where it came from, that this was an attack. It started not long after we posted Gonzalo Lira Reports Torture in Ukraine Prison, Extortion, Inevitable Conviction with Sentence of 5 to 8 Years in Labor Camp which was on the first page of Google after the story broke.
I wonder if other sites that have reported on the incarceration and torture of Gonzolo Lira have also been under attack. Readers?