Posterous currently down from apparent DoS attack [Updated]

Posterous currently down from apparent DoS attack [Updated]

Blogging platform Posterous is currently down. According to a tweet from the Posterous account, the site is apparently suffering from a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. We’ll contact them for more info.

UPDATE: Posterous now says that they are 25% back (the homepage loads for us) and that they expect to be back 100% in 45 minutes or so.

UPDATE 2: The site is now 50% back (see tweet above). Posterous has put up a post explaining what happened/is still happening. They say that the service was indeed attacked by a denial-of-service, which brought the site went. Here’s what they say about their response:

“Since that time, we have brought up a new load balancer on a new address to try to evade the attack. For most people who use a .posterous.com address for their site, this means that your site should be back up shortly, if it’s not already. However, if you use a custom domain for your Posterous site, you are still pointed to our old address, which remains under attack.”

UPDATE 3: Posterous seems to be back to near or at full strength, but we still suggest that you check out this post and follow the Posterous Twitter account for updates.

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