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For those of you who have experienced some difficulties in accessing CQ, Power Line, Instapundit, or other blogs over the past eight hours, you were not alone. I intended to post last night on one or two more topics, but I could not access my site either. It turns out that our service provider, Hosting Matters, had to turn back two DDOS attacks overnight. These malicious attacks take some time to identify and counter, and the good folks at Hosting Matters worked as quickly and diligently as they could.
It appears the attacks are over and access should be no problem. Thanks for your patience.Sphere It View blog reactions
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» Ummm, are we SURE the big bloggers aren't being bo from The Anchoress
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This blog and many others including LGF, Captain's Quaters, Powerline, Instapundit, Jihad Watch were knocked off line last night by a coordinated Dos Attack on Hosting Matters. As one LGF'er put it, it's like having all the P-40's in a row. How... [Read More]
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» DDOS Attack on Major Blogs from Josh's Weblog
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