After almost 24 or so hours, Typepad is finally back online after being hit with a DDoS denial of service attack for the second time in a month. What this means is that 1000's of us who use Typepad for our blogs were out of luck yesterday.
Last night Typepad put up this tweet with update info: "We're working on getting things 100% and don't have anything new to share. We appreciate your patience though. Stay rad."
I have no idea what staying rad means, only that it meant nothing had changed.
This morning I saw this from them on Twitter: "Typepad is up; blogs are up. If you are encountering lingering issues, email support."
So we're back...until the next time. While checking Google for news on this typepad attack I read this on Tech Crunch: " the typical scenario involves an initial demand for some sort of “ransom” once the site and its related services have been knocked offline. The amount first requested is usually small, but once attackers know they have a willing victim, they’ll often increase the amount."
So big hosting companies are threatened with being taken down if they don't pay a ransom.