No, the servers are not down. Verizon, without warning, has implemented "enhanced security". You will need to log into your accounts and setup new e-mail passwords.
Verizon, thanks for NO WARNING!
Been down for a while now in Hudson County NJ... of course it would be useful if Verizon posted SOMETHING online for us to see what the status is, or that there is indeed an issue... hope they resolve this soon...