DOS attack Grrr!

In over three years with Squarespace I have never known any downtime. Indeed, the company they use - the very highly regarded 'Pier One' NYC - guarantees 100% uptime on its servers. So it was with some surprise that I found my site and the entire Squarespace network, down for several hours last Saturday.

Turns out they suffered a massive Denial of Service attack which took them a while to get under control. The attack is still ongoing but they seem to have blocked it pretty well. One good thing is that Anthony Casalena, the brilliant young man behind Squarespace, isn't one to mess about. He's called in the FBI and they are actively investigating.

DoS attackers and spammers should be shot. Or am I being harsh?