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14-01-2014, 04:34 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
They just want to fuck around.


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14-01-2014, 04:35 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
(14-01-2014 04:33 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  So what's the point of such an attack? Just to fuck with us or what?

Pretty much! A ddos attack floods the server with so much traffic that it causes the server to slow down or crash.

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14-01-2014, 04:36 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
Looks like it.

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14-01-2014, 04:37 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
Hmmm. Stupid poopyheads. Dodgy

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14-01-2014, 04:38 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
(14-01-2014 04:33 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  So what's the point of such an attack? Just to fuck with us or what?

In this case, yes, most likely. It's also possible they were just testing their 'skills'.

Normally a site is attacked for one of the reasons above, or as an act of vengeance or as a political statement of some kind. Occasionally DDoS attacks are performed to expose security flaws or weaknesses to force corporations or organizations to strengthen their network posture.

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14-01-2014, 04:45 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
If that's the case, we have proper countermeasures.

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14-01-2014, 04:47 PM
TTA Site Attacked
Does the site's new home share that server with any other sites?

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14-01-2014, 04:55 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
I worry about stuff like this. It's part of why I'm scared of going to an atheist conference. Some overly religious people might just decide it's the perfect time to rain judgment on the evil atheists.

Just like this site is a prime target for any overly religious programmers who think it'd be fun to eff around with some atheists.

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14-01-2014, 05:18 PM (This post was last modified: 14-01-2014 05:23 PM by Vosur.)
RE: TTA Site Attacked
How could this happen in the first place, DeepThought? I thought we had countermeasures in place to prevent DDoS attacks from affecting us. Consider

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14-01-2014, 05:38 PM
RE: TTA Site Attacked
(14-01-2014 05:18 PM)Vosur Wrote:  How could this happen in the first place, DeepThought? I thought we had countermeasures in place to prevent DDoS attacks from affecting us. Consider

Oh, really, no one is ever safe from ddos attacks. They ain't made a ddos condom yet that don't break. Big Grin

To launch a ddos attack that will do serious damage takes major resources. 99.9 % of all ddos attacks are just minor irritations.

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