DDoS Attack & Updates:
Buzzsprout went down about 11:50AM EST. We initially thought it was a server, but quickly realized it was a DDoS attack.

A DDoS attack is basically where somebody spams your servers until they crash. No personal data was accessed or deleted. It just crashes the site.
About 3pm EST we got the site back up, but critical services like uploading new episodes are still not available.

We'll keep posting updates here and will probably put a full post-mortem in our weekly newsletter on Tuesday.
Posted a big update on Medium and sent out an email to all customers:

Nearly everything has been working since about 4pm EST.

We might see some downtime in the next hour as we make some improvements to our infrastructure.
We will be putting the site into a read-only mode while we deploy some updates in preparation of another attack. We apologize for the issue!
The site should be operating normally for everyone! Unfortunately, we don't know when the criminals may attempt their next extortion.
There are still a few lingering issues we're working on:

- Issues with processing episodes with Magic Mastering

- Small number of podcasts are getting errors uploading. If you run into that issue, a fix is to upload the episode with just a title then go back and add the rest.
Attackers are back in full force. We're weathering this a lot better than the first one. Lot's of people are getting 502 and 504 errors.

Doing our best to get back to normal, as soon as possible.
Would be great if we could get some help from @Cloudflare @CloudflareHelp? cc: @tomrossi7
The entire site has been down for almost everybody for the past 37 minutes. We're really sorry everybody, doing our best to get back online, ASAP.
Buzzsprout has been down for an hour and a half.

We're doing our best to get back online ASAP. We sincerely apologize for the downtime.
Here's an update on why we're getting hit again and why paying the attackers isn't an option:

Again, we're doing everything in our power to get back ASAP. We're sincerely sorry.
Quick update:

We've been down for just over 3 hours now.

Some people are able to log in but are still running into issues uploading.

This is similar to what happened yesterday when we came back up, but still had issues with the uploader.

Thank you all for being so patient
Buzzsprout is back online: downfor.io/buzzsprout.com

👍 Most podcasters are able to log in
👍 Most listeners should be able to download episodes

👎 We still expect degraded performance and not all services are back yet

Thank you for being so patient!
Still seeing issues with uploads. If your upload fails here are some troubleshooting tips:

During normal times, it can take up to 24 hours for podcasts to show up in Apple Podcasts.

Since we had a lot of downtime today and yesterday, it might take quite a bit longer to see episodes in Apple Podcasts.

Everything should be up within the next 24 hours, automatically.
Stats Update:

You can also expect to see lower download numbers today since many podcasts couldn't be downloaded for 4+ hours this afternoon.

Though, you should see your numbers bounce back today/tomorrow as subscribers download your show.

Status Update:

👍 Attack has let up for now
👍 Buzzsprout is up, episodes can be downloaded in all apps
👍 Should be able to upload episodes

👎 Lot's of small lingering issues. Please write to support@buzzsprout.com if you run into any so we can start working through them.

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