Thursday, 17 December 2015

Xmas card

Here's a gorgeous little design by our 15 year old daughter. Isn't it just sooooo cute? Might you be the lucky one and receive the actual card? There's an e version too which will be almost as nice. Happy Christmas Xx

                                           

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Website down - Apologies

My website has been down since the weekend :-( all I can do is apologise and hope it resumes soon.

Here's what my provider said:

We are getting close to resuming service and wanted to share our perspective on today’s events.

What happened?

DDoS (distributed denial of service) is a malicious internet attack designed to overload a website with manufactured traffic. It’s illegal, disruptive, and, unfortunately, a reality of the industry in which we operate.

We routinely rebuff DDoS attacks, most of which are invisible to you and do not impact your service. We study each and regularly upgrade our defences. We were attacked on Thursday of last week by a sophisticated and well-known group who promised, and delivered, a further attack today. This group has a history of successfully disrupting other well-known online businesses which often results in several days of downtime. These attacks required us to make major changes and quickly. The best way for us to achieve this was to bring our servers down to implement improvements, a decision we did not take lightly.

We know how painful this has been for you and your business. We have used the time well and our defenses have improved substantially. Thank you for your patience and support throughout this crisis. We are nearly there and hope to fully restore service by early evening.

As always, we care about the Moonfruit Community and will keep you informed. You have no idea how much the messages of support have meant as we’ve burned the midnight oil over the weekend to put things right, and to better position you for the future.

Once again, thank you for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience caused.

The Moonfruit Team