I couldn’t get to my website for about 20 minutes this morning. Pair.com, my hosting company, now has this up on their status page:
Beginning around 8:30am today, a steadily increasing flooding attack began against a customer site. This attack temporarily affected approximately two-thirds of our hosted sites until a reconfiguration was made to separate that traffic from other customer traffic. At this time, only the targeted site is being affected. We will continue to work with our upstream providers and adjust our network filters in order to adapt to this attack, which is by far the largest we have ever seen.
My site is back up so I must not be the one hackers are so anxious to take down. The small blessings of not being very popular. 😉