BTC guild reports
"UPDATE: As of approximately 1:00 PM (Pacific Time), the attacks resumed.
UPDATE: As of approximately 10:15 AM (Pacific Time), the attacks seemed to have stopped."
Looks like a DDOS attack on a few pools
Are they DDos attacks , or is it all the new miner devices in the hands of beginners trying to get online?
Can you imagine:- 200 new BFL devices every day, all those users trying to set up their *.bat files
with the wrong input data(like website passwords instead of miner passwords)50 restarts before they ask for help?
Edit:- pool has just gone down
Edit 2:- even failover can make the problem worse.