Six Apart Suffers Denial-of-Service Attack

By Stephen Bryant  |  Posted 2006-05-03

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.

An e-mail from a Six Apart representative noted that Six Apart has maintained 99.99 percent uptime recently. Six Apart published an update pageto inform people of service status.

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