So, I got a response from dreamhost support..
Thank you for contacting me again in regards to your issue Ian. I justgot off the phone with one of our System Administrators. We notice that the triton server has been having some load issues that were not network related. It turns out that we had a user that was running exploit software. His website contained way too many Terms of Services Violations to even list. As a result of this, his account has been disabled.
Now I can actually use triton. They went on to detail some specifics of the situation and then credited me a month’s worth of hosting. I’d have to say I’m happy with the outcome, so long as it doesn’t turn into a regular occurrence.