SendGrid Under Hacker Attack After Firing, Joke Controversy

Boulder-based SendGrid is under a denial of service (DDoS) attack today, after a developer was fired from a videogame development firm for making a sexual joke at a conference behind the firm's evangelist. Apparently, the outage has taken down a significant number of Internet services, including FreshDesk, MailChimp, Submittable, and many others. SendGrid powers the email notifications for a significant number of cloud-based, Internet services.