Update on why the DDoS is still hitting us today:

Criminals have laid siege to the Buzzsprout network using what's called a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). This attack was launched together with a blackmail attempt that sought to have us pay to avoid this assault.
We're doing everything we can with the help of our network providers to mitigate this attack. We've also contacted law enforcement to track down the criminals responsible.

But in the meantime, it might be a rough ride. We're deeply sorry.
The only thing we're certain of is that we will never negotiate with criminals, and we will not succumb to blackmail.

That would only set us up as an easy target for future attacks and fund future criminal endeavors.

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21 Feb
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.
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