UPDATE: As it now appears, Typepad has managed to wrangle thousands of blogs and websites back on line. I want to personally commend them for the way they handled the situation -- it was rough, all hands on deck sort of battle with criminals attempting to hold them (and all of us) for "ransom." They updated as often as they could through multiple DDOS attacks -- and I understood clearly, that there was a lot of information they couldn't share as they were working through the process. I am just grateful for everything they did (even when people were chewing them out on facebook) to stay focused, stay polite even to the personal attacks from clients freaking out about their site, and to confronting the new challenges of life online. Typepad rocks!
My platform, Typepad, has just come through a terrible cyber attack that created a Denial of Service for the last six days, effective shutting donw mine and thousands of other blogs (and businesses!) The attacks have been relentless and really awful and I can only hope that the miserable little bastards that did this will be pulled out their mother's basements and abandoned on a desert island for years with no internet or cell phone service. (The shit heads were demanding "ransom" to stop the attacks!) I am reverting to an earlier version of the blog -- hence I am missing a lot of images. They are still repairing the back end for those of us that domain mapped our sites...so it could be a while yet before everything returns to normal.