Hello Website Forge community.
Some of you experienced either slow or blocked connections to your web sites around 5:30am on November 1st.
The root cause was determined to be a DDos Attack. DDOS means "Distributed Denial of Service" attack.
DDOS attacks are basically when you overwhelm networks with so much activity that it cannot keep up. Ultimately freezing or stopping all together.
It took a bit of time to track down the actual source of the attack. This sort of attack is usually used on high profile sites like Yahoo, Google, or a banks.
Most likley the attack was targeting someone on our very large network. We blocked the source of the attack once it was tracked down.
You can read more about DDoS attacks here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thanks, Shane Merem
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