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Old 02-06-2015, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At a little after 5PM ET this afternoon, SLU was hit by a massive DDoS attack. I have no idea why or the source of the attack, but the site was blocked for security reasons. If the attacks occur again, the site may be offline. It's beyond my control at this point. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have no idea what a DDOS attack is but it sounds scarey.

(I googled it, it is scarey)
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have no idea what a DDOS attack is but it sounds scarey.
It is when a site is flooded with a tremendous amount of data to knock it offline. DDoS=distributed denial of service attack.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is when a site is flooded with a tremendous amount of data to knock it offline. DDoS=distributed denial of service attack.
And then with everyone reloading reloading reloading I'm sure it didn't help. So sorry, Cris. Hopefully you can find out something.
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I can't imagine whom we could have pissed off.

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Just an FYI, the attack is still ongoing but the host has mitigated a lot of it. You may experience delayed/slow access or intermittent unavailability tonight. Again, I'm sorry - I wish there was more I could do.
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I can't imagine whom we could have pissed off.

Hmm...the dog-boy?

The new-anti-Giggles person and their sock-army?

Whatsername whose scripted cars you guys keep complaining about?

An elite RPer who Does Not Appreciate the criticism in the RP subforum?

A word-salad spammer who got banned one too many times?

Some SL vigilante group?

Darnk, in revenge for Cris not handing over the forum as expected?
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Darnk was complaining about being bored. Then again, there were also complaints of laziness......
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Since I"m not a Twit & don't twitter or tweet I'll rely on the SLU group in game for my info on this matter.
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Did we just get the second wave of this DDoS assholery?
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For the second night in a row, the site was taken down for several hours by a DDoS attack. I have no idea why - but again, I'm sorry it keeps happening. There is nothing I can do to stop it, unfortunately.
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For the second night in a row, the site was taken down for several hours by a DDoS attack. I have no idea why - but again, I'm sorry it keeps happening. There is nothing I can do to stop it, unfortunately.
Who can we or cause I'm in the mood to find the guilty party and them.
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For the second night in a row, the site was taken down for several hours by a DDoS attack. I have no idea why - but again, I'm sorry it keeps happening. There is nothing I can do to stop it, unfortunately.
Chris you have nothing to apologize for, Its the fault of the asshole who instigated the attack in the first place not yours
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Who can we or cause I'm in the mood to find the guilty party and them.
That's the stupid part - I have zero idea why it started yesterday. There hasn't been any major drama flare up of late - the only broader controversial thing I can think of is the GamerGate thread, but I have no idea. It's a large scale attack though, enough that it is affecting 1&1's network, so someone is focused on SLU for some reason.
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