I want to apologize to our ReadyMadeWeb hosting customers who are experiencing outages today. Our hosting provider, Rackspace, is suffering system outages due to a DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service attack.
Customers can follow the outage updates here:
This appears to be part of a global DDoS attack that is slowing down the entire Internet today. Boing Boing is reporting that at 300 gbps, this DDoS attack is the worst in public Internet history. Hosting magnates like Cloudflare’s Matthew Prince have compared this type of DDoS attack to “nuclear bombs” noting that the damage caused is wide-spread and nearly impossible to defend against.
We will keep you updated as this situation continues to unfold. Until then, we can must all learn to stop worrying and love the DDoS attack.