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TypePad Update

Since approximately 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, Six Apart has been the victim of a sophisticated distributed denial of service attack. This has affected all of Six Apart's sites, causing intermittent and limited availability for TypePad, LiveJournal, TypeKey,, and Our network operations staff is working around the clock with our Internet access providers to resolve the issue. We appreciate your patience and support, and will provide updates as we have them.

Update, 11:40 pm PDT: Access and availability to our sites has improved. We continue to work closely with our Internet access providers and will monitor the situation through the night.

Updated, May 3, 12:32 pm PDT. TypePad's availability returned to normal levels during the night, and at approximately 3:50 a.m. we turned our status site back to "green." Our operations staff continues to work with our access providers to monitor the situation, and if things change we will post about it here and on The team appreciates all the email, help tickets and blog posts of support from the entire Six Apart community. Thank you!