so, what happened?
You may have noticed that quite a few blogs were down for the count last night.
Hosting Matters - the hosting company of choice for fine bloggers everywhere - was the victim of a massive Denial of Service attack.
HM was right on the ball, doing everything they could to slow down and/or stop the attack. They immediately put up an off-site message board where they updated users on the status of the attack and answered questions.
Apparently, the attack was aimed at one particular site - a pro-Israeli site. You do the math. There's an investigation into the whole thing and I hope they catch the bastards.
If you want to see what a DOS attack looks like, go here.