"I am shocked to announce that the ubuntuforums.org site is currently down. Infact it seems most if not all ubuntu services are currently down. I am not sure of the details as of yet. Maybe a DoS attack ? Any details email me at ubuntu [at] pythontech.net.au. This is really strange and has not been fixed yet with no eta in sight. People have been left in the dark unable to update there systems or load in new software using apt-get."