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Postby Tristan » May 9th, 2012, 1:07:13 pm

The site was down from 2:33am eastern time to now-ish every time.

It was a DDOS attack.
My firewall was configured in a less-than-optimal fashion, which has been fixed.

No data was lost.

Also, who even attacks pet sites? Obviously somebody's eggs didn't get any clicks?

Also, if you don't know what a DDOS attack is:


That said, I've changed some settings to prevent it from happening in the future.
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Ayakashi » May 9th, 2012, 1:15:19 pm

To show my complete lack of internet savy, what is a DDOS attack?
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Rubyera » May 9th, 2012, 1:17:37 pm

DDOS?? omg, scary.. :omg:








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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Jongarakun » May 9th, 2012, 1:19:29 pm

Ayakashi wrote:To show my complete lack of internet savy, what is a DDOS attack?


To quote Merkwerkee...
Merkwerkee wrote:Distributed Denial-Of-Service

Spam, for the host

Edit: It's an attack designed specifically to bring down a website. Think MS raptor


Nice to see that the site's back up.
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Ayakashi » May 9th, 2012, 1:23:59 pm

Jongarakun wrote:
Ayakashi wrote:To show my complete lack of internet savy, what is a DDOS attack?


To quote Merkwerkee...
Merkwerkee wrote:Distributed Denial-Of-Service

Spam, for the host

Edit: It's an attack designed specifically to bring down a website. Think MS raptor


Nice to see that the site's back up.


Now why would someone want to do that to Magistream? T_T
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Scorpionrider » May 9th, 2012, 1:25:58 pm

:derp: I tried to log in all day..

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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby assey » May 9th, 2012, 1:26:56 pm

You've made some powerful enemies in all your shady wheelings and dealings...
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby Mathcat » May 9th, 2012, 1:28:03 pm

Haven't other adoptables sites been attacked recently? I seem to recall someone saying something about that in HWYD last night. Anyway, I'm glad the site survived with no data loss.
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby GlassWalker » May 9th, 2012, 1:28:35 pm

Tristan wrote:Also, who even attacks pet sites? Obviously somebody's eggs didn't get any clicks?


Seriously... it's like they think the site makes millions... . . .

In any case, thankfully no malicious vandalism. But what a bummer.
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Re: Somebody doesn't like us

Postby BBkat » May 9th, 2012, 1:29:36 pm

Mathcat wrote:Haven't other adoptables sites been attacked recently? I seem to recall someone saying something about that in HWYD last night. Anyway, I'm glad the site survived with no data loss.


I know I mentioned hat Subeta got DOS attacked. And I think Soch mentioned Howrse getting attacked.
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