This morning I woke up to my phone receiving tons and tons of emails, one after the other. I decided to check the status of Akismet (one of the best spam blocking engines for wordpress), on the blog we weren’t able to connect to the server, Akismet’s website and blog don’t mention any outages, however the website : http://status.automattic.com/9931/136079/Akismet-API specifies that there might be service disruption.
How to stop all those comments from hitting your blog (which is potentially dangerous and could overload your web server taking your site down – DNS Attack!), well go to settings ->Discussion -> and enable (Only registered users can comment). This will really cut down on spam until Akismet get their act together i guess.