DDoS Attack on MediaFire Servers

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


  1. tariq on June 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    70 thousand computers eh? looks like some one has no life at all. trying to ruin it all for the rest of us.

    good luck and i hope the fbi catches the guy lol

  2. acex on June 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    What a bad guys! Mediafire is good for everyone over the world. They attack us, as mean as they attack to many people’s benefit.

    What do they do for ? Because of the MEDIAFIRE’S top position among other host service ????

    Thank MEDIAFIRE for action right time!

    God bless you!

  3. lax on July 31, 2009 at 8:41 am

    MF is the best service in the world !!!
    these guys are the best of the best stupid guy in the world !!!
    haha =))

    Goodluck for MF

  4. wise on September 6, 2009 at 4:45 am

    MediaFire, Totally the BEST

  5. m3onh0x84 on September 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    MF is best and top free host. But want to download, I usually use IDM, downthemall to down. I thinks it is not DDoS

  6. Bala on March 4, 2010 at 4:33 am

    MF is the best of the world….

    Many learne and useful of the MF.

  7. Pavlo on June 3, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Im damn fucking sure that this attack was paid for by either Rapidshare or Megaupload, which want every1 to use there damn fucking ridiculous unreliable service.

  8. jabbahud on February 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

    most likely those are 70000 legitimate users and you need to make your code lighter haha 😛 new feature???