eDiscovery Daily Blog

Why the Blog was Down — eDiscovery Downtime


If you’ve tried to access the blog for the past couple of days, you’ve experienced a lot of difficulty and, for parts of Monday and Tuesday, got an indication that the URL didn’t exist.  Here’s why:

According to Typepad, our platform for hosting the blog, “Beginning Thursday evening, Typepad was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) off and on through today. A DDoS attack is an attempt to make services unavailable, but in no way was your Typepad account compromised. All information in your Typepad account is secure, including billing information. The attack on Typepad was similar to an attack on Basecamp which you can read about here.

The Typepad blogs and application have been restored. We put in place some roadblocks to mitigate the attack, but we are on high alert as attackers change their tactics regularly.”

Typepad reported that originally on Friday, then was hit with another attack on Sunday that left our blog down until yesterday afternoon.  It has been up since then.

Hopefully, the blog will continue to be up and accessible.  We’re continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update if anything changes regarding the DDoS attack that Typepad has encountered.  Thanks for your patience and thanks for reading the blog!