So the blog service with 99.9% uptime went down today. Here’s what they had to say:
WordPress.com is currently being targeted by a extremely large Distributed Denial of Service attack which is affecting connectivity in some cases. The size of the attack is multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second.
We are working to mitigate the attack, but because of the extreme size, it is proving rather difficult. At this time, everything should be back to normal as the attack has subsided, but we are actively working with our upstream providers on measures to prevent such attacks from affecting connectivity going forward.
We will be making our VIP sites a priority in this endeavor, and as always, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest update. We will also update this post with more information as it becomes available.
So were you affected? We were!