Multiple issues related to downtime. There are multiple issues that have contributed to the downtime experienced lately. Primarily, it was a series of compound DDoS attacks that paralysed our services, and limited our ability to serve our customers. The attacks were at a very sophisticated level, making it harder to deflect than regular DDoS attacks. In addition we are seeing an increasing amount of compromised websites with malicious intent, being used by hackers to cause disturbance.Unfortunately, we are seeing a worldwide trend in the increase of Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and malicious sites. The purpose of a DDoS attack is to cause disruption to services and cause chaos among users, from the attack on the Dutch Government, to the Norwegian bank attack, and the Heartbleed Virus. DDoS attacks have increased by 57 percent compared to the last quarter in 2014, and 90 percent from Q4 2013*. Unfortunately, due to the nature of hosting no company or organisation can be completely guarded against attacks. Hackers are relentless, and moving faster, and hitting harder.