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DDoS Attack on MediaFire Servers

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on our status.  Starting Saturday April 25th at 12:00pm CST MediaFire came under attack by a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that denied services for some customers. The DDoS attack is utilizing over 40,000 70,000*  separate computers continuously sending valid requests to MediaFire’s servers in an attempt to overload our systems.  We have been able to mitigate the attack without any lasting damage but the attack is still ongoing.

There was no data loss or lasting disruption to the MediaFire free or Pro services.  Thanks again to everyone who submitted support tickets notifying us of the issue and for your patience while we deal with this ongoing attack.

- Tom

* updated 7:30pm CST

Files in Multiple Folders

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Hi everyone,

Quick update to the site. By popular demand you can now upload the same file into multiple folders. This feature allows you to create duplicate files across your folders just in case you want to send a different set of files to different people.

To upload a file into more than one folder, simply repeat the upload process with the same file and select a different folder from the one you previously uploaded that file into. That’s it! Easy right?

Hopefully those of you who’ve requested this option will find it useful.
Let us know how you like it!


- Tom