As many of you know already, we’ve been down for the past day or so. So, to dispel questions, I’d like to clear the air and give the honest explanation of what happened.
In plain English, we were hit with a denial-of-service attack. Someone, or something, caused a rush of traffic that created enough load on the server to throw red flags at the host, prompting them to pull the entire system down. The past day, I’ve been working with our host’s security team to see how this happened, and how we can prevent it from ever happening again. No data was lost, and, because we don’t collect information, nothing of value that could have been gained was gained.
And, to be honest, that’s all that there really is to it. This was a truly unfortunate turn of events, and I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope that you will continue to read, and continue to join us as we head toward the future. We have an exciting week of content ahead, with live coverage of Anime Boston this weekend, and articles on the recent launches of Daisuki and Anime Sols (among other happenings in the industry). I hope you look forward to them. And, more important, I hope that we continue to be one of the names you trust in anime.
Thank you for reading and, more important, thank you for your years of support.
editor-in-chief, Anime Herald