Six Apart Suffers Denial-of-Service Attack

By Stephen Bryant  |  Posted 2006-05-03 Email Print this article Print

Updated: The blogging platform provider suffers a DDoS attack that limits access to several of its services. (

Blogging platform provider Six Apart suffered a denial-of-service attack May 2 that limited access to several of its services for about 12 hours. The attack, which began around 7 p.m. EDT, caused intermittent and limited availability for TypePad, LiveJournal, TypeKey,, and
Six Apart reported that the sites were stable as of 7 a.m. EDT.
"Our network operations staff is working around the clock with our Internet access providers to resolve the issue," read a statement from Six Apart. Click here to read about an outage suffered by TypePad in December 2005.
An e-mail from a Six Apart representative noted that Six Apart has maintained 99.99 percent uptime recently. Six Apart published an update page to inform people of service status. Read the full story on Six Apart Suffers Denial-of-Service Attack Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on image editing and Web publishing tools.

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