Denial of service (DoS) attacks are still ongoing against Linode’s infrastructure and Writer is being slowed down as a result.
This type of attack does not put any of your data at risk. The attackers are simply flooding the network with traffic which causes congestion. All of your documents and personal information are safe.
You can find the most recent status information about the attack here and I’ll update again with more information as it becomes available.
Update: Attacks have ceased as of January 2.