WordPress.com Denied Service

Appscout is reporting that earlier this morning, WordPress.com experienced a denial of service attack which took down a number of sites that host within their system. A spokesperson stated that only a few blogs went down and that a large number of them were just running slowly. However, it appears as though WordPress.com is back on its feet and running just fine.

With Automattic based WordPress.com being as popular as they are, I’m surprised that we do not see more denial of service attacks than we do as I would think that they are a big target, especially considering the sites that host with their VIP package.

Was you WordPress.com blog affected this morning?

*UPDATE* Barry of Automattic gave a detailed rundown as to what happened during the DDOS attack.