WikiSpooks Is Under Attack!
Under the circumstances, I don't think /u/Robin will mind me requoting from some recent emails.
Wikispooks DDOS (Fri, Nov 12)
Apparently Wikispooks was hit with a DDOS attack in the small hours of Thursday 11-11 which prompted our webhost to take it offline. Thanks to everyone who alerted me. I hope it will back online shortly and will keep you posted about progress.
Update - no news is bad news (Sat, Nov 13)
I was hoping for good news today, but [ redacted ], the webhost, has not been in touch today. All I can see through their GUI is that incoming traffic to that IP has been switched off.
Switching webhost is no small undertaking, but in the face of such inactivity, I welcome personal recommendations, especially for those with proven experience at handling DDoS attacks.
Update - slow progress (a minute ago)
I have received one email from the webhost, and the summary seems to be that the size and sophistication of modern DDoS attacks exceeds the capacity of their tools to handle them, hence the policy of "blackholing" the site.
The only possible approach they suggested, aside from waiting for the DDoS attack to end, is to route traffic through a dedicated anti-DDoS provider such as Cloudflare. Accordingly, I shall be attempting to do this tomorrow, since the internet is currently unusably slow from here.