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DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:41 PM »
We've been under a denial of service attack this morning for the last couple of hours.
Server admins are working on hardening firewall and we have cloudflare engaged which should be slowing down attack (at the cost of an initial page load when you try to access dc).
Hopefully everything is working at the moment and this will be short lived.
Thank you for your patience!

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 01:26 PM »
Ah... I was wondering about that loading page.  Glad that you got it back up!  Who did we piss off, I wonder...

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 03:29 PM »
Any clue as to why it's happening - ransom, specifically targetting us, or being a collateral damage of colocation?
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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:39 PM »
No idea.  :huh:

But just in case I sent out any pending non-expiring license key requests that had been in the queue for a few days :)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 03:45 PM by mouser »

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 04:57 PM »
Thank you for informing us, i'd thought i got network connection errors today.
Since i am able to connect and read/write again, i hope you catched those "where is smiley for *nuke them*" ....

Thanks for hard work and never give up!!! Please!
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 01:48 AM »
FYI: I still get sometimes this with my browser Screenshot - 26_07.jpgDonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 02:17 AM »
It transpires that things are not quite over - there are still some intermittent outages which may cause the website to go offline for unknown periods of time. 

Mouser is aware and is doing what he can; in order to mitigate these issues and stabilise the server :)

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 02:29 AM »
If they keep it up, I'm :mad: going to write my CongressmaN.
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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 10:46 AM »
I take it that it's still under attack.  :( >:(

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 10:52 AM »
I take it that it's still under attack.  :( >:(

Seems that way. :(

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 11:30 AM »
Some NL sites I frequently visit were also unreachable a week or so ago. After research from a tech site that got hit, it appears that someone paid about 40 euro's to have a stress test website attack several domains for a day. No questions asked by the stress test website to see if the person paying for the stress test had anything to do with the requested domains...they just take the money and do their thing. The guy who paid for it was eventually caught, because he started to provoke/brag to one of the admins of the tech site through IRC.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 01:15 PM »
2018-07-27_200644.jpgDonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning


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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2018, 01:22 PM »
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Yes, mouser explained that he switched on CloudFlare protection, so that's what that is from.

Some NL sites I frequently visit were also unreachable a week or so ago. After research from a tech site that got hit, it appears that someone paid about 40 euro's to have a stress test website attack several domains for a day. No questions asked by the stress test website to see if the person paying for the stress test had anything to do with the requested domains...they just take the money and do their thing. The guy who paid for it was eventually caught, because he started to provoke/brag to one of the admins of the tech site through IRC.


A few I know are under attack also.  Why do people do such things for no real reason?

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2018, 02:09 PM »
Those might have been regular visitors, looking for my software.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2018, 02:59 PM »
Those might have been regular visitors, looking for my software.

I've never known you to be an optimist!  ;D ;)

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2018, 03:03 PM »
Now I'm a sad optimist.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2018, 03:03 PM »
I can't visit DC over Emacs now anymore, by the way.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2018, 03:12 PM »
After research from a tech site that got hit, it appears that someone paid about 40 euro's to have a stress test website attack several domains for a day.

You mean "stress test" website. They're really DDOS services calling themselves something innocuous sounding so they can claim to be providing a legitimate service. Kind of like how video game ROM sites claim to just be "backups" and not intended for piracy.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2018, 08:10 AM »
A heads up that you should make sure you copy to the clipboard your posts before you submit them during this time, in case cloudflare does it's thing and loses your post after you submit it.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2018, 09:55 AM »
A heads up that DC is still broken.


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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2018, 09:57 AM »
Are you going through a proxy via brazil, china, russia, or indonesia? Those countries had to be blocked (temporarily) as they are the source of the attack.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2018, 10:09 AM »
No, I have my VPN disabled (at least today).

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2018, 05:49 AM »
The attack continues.. So strange.. Why anyone would target us I cannot fathom..

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2018, 06:12 AM »
The attack continues.. So strange.. Why anyone would target us I cannot fathom..

Mistaken identity? The fact that we fight spam?  Just random?

I take it that the attacks vary widely in country of origin?

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 06:34 AM »
A heads up that DC is still broken.
Use a browser instead of a semi-broken wannabe OS ball of mud ;)
- carpe noctem