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Typepad Hit By Attackers AGAIN!

Blind Pig & the Acorn 2010 the year in review

If you tried to access the Blind Pig & the Acorn yesterday-you most likely got an error instead of a blog post. Typepad, the blogging platform that hosts the Blind Pig suffered another DDOS attack. If you’re a new Blind Pig reader you can go here to see exactly what that means.

I had a new post to share with you today, but remembering how unstable the blog was after the last DDOS attack, I’ve decided to hold it one more day just in case the intermittent service continues.

If you missed yesterday’s post you can read it here: Have You Ever Heard…? or you can read the post I shared exactly a year ago today by going here: Love Of The Mountains.

Hopefully this will be the last interruption of this kind for the Blind Pig. However, even though I understand a DDOS attack can happen to any online entity, I haven’t been as pleased with Typepad’s response as I was during the last attack. Moving the Blind Pig to another platform would take a herculean effort-keep your fingers crossed that Typepad figures out a way to beat the attackers and to support their customers at the same time.



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    May 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    That’s odd I didn’t have any problem, I must have gotten up earlier than the hackers.. O well hope everything works out…

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I actually was able to get the blog early yesterday, but could not leave a comment. That happens often, it just scrolls down to the blog before.
    Glad you are back

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    Peggy Lambert
    May 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Tipper, I tried several times yesterday to connect. I thought it was my computer, I’m always messing with it and nothing works after I try to fix things. I have heard all the words and know that is the way mountain people talked a long time ago. My son lives in Vermont and can switch his southern North Carolina accent to the northern accent any time it is necessary.

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    Ken Roper
    May 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I really like Typepad as your Blog
    carrier. In the past they’ve done an
    excellent job posting for you, and I’m
    glad you’re back…Ken

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    Suzi Phillips
    May 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I clicked on you early yesterday afternoon and no luck, but I tried again before bed and there you were. Hopefully, Typepad will get this issue fixed! I have a serious Blind Pig addiction lol-

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    May 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I agree with Miss Cindy, we don’t like our BP daily routine interrupted. Glad you are back!

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    Richard Moore
    May 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for letting me know as I wanted to read yesterday’s post and was frustrated by the problem. Enjoyed reading it today and posted a response.

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    May 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I was thinking of you when typepad went down again yesterday. Disappointing to hear the company is not responding in a satisfactory way. I sure hope you won’t have to pack and unpack Blind Pig…I can imagine how much of a chore that would be!

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    b. Ruth
    May 20, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I ’bout broke my fingers typing and retyping tryin’ to get to your website yesterday. I tried one way, then backed up and went another way..I went to the side door and the back door…Finally, convinced that you were offline and believing the error message, I give up!
    I am so glad you are back online.
    Knowing that you may have to move would be terrible. I suppose you have all your posts in a private backup somewhere. I hope, would make it easier. Maybe Typepad can get it permanently fixed…However, there is always some “hackers” out there causing “mayhem” just to see if they can, not only for profit!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    May 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

    What are the reasons these hackers feel they need to disturb a harmless site other than being mean and self-centered. Let’s hope they are caught and punished. So sad!

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    Miss Cindy
    May 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Hey Tipper, I sure am glad to see you today!!! What’s with this attacking Typepad? I watch movies, I know they can track down anything on the computer. It’s time to track down these attackers and administer a little legal justice. They are interrupting my morning routine!

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