Jester - The attack is a brute force flood, so it's like a DDOS, get it? I'm sure it's not the only reason for our traffic loss, but as my host reports, they are being bombarded and overloaded. This might explain why my GA is sitting a 0, yet at the end of the day, my AWSTATS will report a normal day...as if the I'm seeing flood traffic only. I can't explain it all, but it's another one of those perfect storm scenarios, from where I stand.
GA is currently reporting the same sole visitor for 20 mins from Jiddah, having found me with some unreadable farsi term.