Currently still ongoing, taking a quick break to update everyone on what’s going on:
Our database server has been hit with a severe CPU degradation issue over the past ~8+ hours.
So far, it doesn’t look malicious.
The last time we experienced this identical issue was when another DigitalOcean’s client co-located a bitcoin mining server on the same host as our server, which was against their Terms of Service.
We’ve reached out to DigitalOcean but so far it’s been almost 5 hours and no reply from their side. There’s not much we can do at this moment, but if the issue persists for more time with no response, we’ll need to consider an emergency switch to a different hosting provider.
I will be updating this post as more details come up.