DDoS Hits WordPress

WordPress is working through what is described as a large Distributed
Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this morning. According to the status
page at Automatic (parent company) at 9:54 (UTC-6) this morning:

WordPress.com is currently being targeted by a extremely large
Distributed Denial of Service attack which is affecting connectivity
in some cases. The size of the attack is multiple Gigabits per second
and tens of millions of packets per second. We are working to
mitigate the attack, but because of the extreme size, it is proving
rather difficult.

By 11:40 the status page reported everything was back to normal.


3/4/11 Update

Spohos reports that the WordPress DDoS may have ibe p[olitically motivated and directed at a non-English blog appearing on their site.