Intuit's Web-hosting service for small businesses remained inaccessible for several hours today--possibly due to a denial-of-service attack, a customer service representative told CNET.
The Web hosting service, at www.websites.intuit.com, had been out at least two hours and would hopefully be back up by the end of the business day, the customer service rep said. Asked if it could be the result of a DOS attack, she said: "It's looking like an attack."
Intuit spokespeople could not immediately confirm what the phone rep said but said the sites were back up. However, checks by CNET employees on the West Coast and East Coast found that site still down as of 3:30 p.m. PDT.