Moonfruit a service that lets customers easily build templated websites has been threatened with a cyber-attack that has resulted in them taking thousands of business and personal websites offline.
The company consequently told customers it had decided to take websites offline for “up to 12 hours” after they were hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Thursday, 10 December. Attackers bombarded the company’s computers to overwhelm them with traffic, so they could not serve its legitimate users.
Film-maker Reece de Ville said “I’m going to have hundreds of people finding my site today but not being able to access it. I could be losing out on a lot of money from potential clients, and they may not come back if they think the company has gone.”