We seem to be really back online and at full swing after several short moments of thinking we were through-out the last 12 hours or so. I am sure we are all wondering what actually went down behind the scenes these past hours and who might be responsible for the attack. I am very glad to see Steemit back and have survived such a long attack, an obviously strong effort to bring down Steemit. Did our recent attention and growth trigger the decision to try and take us down? What is the motivation? How will we better protect ourselves in the future?
I would try and dig more into these questions (extremely busy day at the office) but for now I will just start an open discussion here. I am sure will will be hearing from Steemit shortly with some sort of explanation, if they do have one to actually go with. I want to applaud the Steemit Devs on an excellent job bringing the site back up and defending over the past 12 hours, which I'm sure was no easy task! Frankly I wouldn't blame them for just passing out on the nearest decently soft couch or bed instead of worrying about explaining what happened.
Thanks for the hard work, I've been hit with DDos attacks before and they royally SUCK... so first round is on me guys!
For More Information
They have been updating us via twitter and announced it was in fact a DDos Attack
https://busy.org/steemit/@rougebot/steemit-just-passed-a-ddos-attack via Sneak on Busy.org