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Last post Author Topic: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning  (Read 5462 times)

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 08:13 AM »
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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2018, 08:43 AM »
I was able to read through rss feeds, thank GOD, but was unable to reply due to this stupid DDOS.

I do not think those posting spams tried to do this, as they have automated system to post spams wherever they get chance.
It looks more likely some one is intentionally attacking DC for educational / bragging / bored / paid etc. purpose. I hope they will eventually find some thing else more lucrative.

At least this gave us a wake up call on it.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2018, 01:40 PM »
The server admins found a bottleneck in our server config that was making us particularly vulnerable to being overloaded easily.. So let's see if the server is a bit more resiliant now.. No guarantees but let's see..

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2018, 03:04 PM »
iptables & ddos-protection, a good information resource for actual things that happen here.
I hope you master soon this more than sad situation. Best wishes!
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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 10:08 AM »
Interestingly enough, we had someone pop into the 24hr donationcoder chat channel yesterday who made a brief announcement that they had been "stress testing" the server and that there was no maliciousness directly explicitly at us, and were about to stop in 30 minutes, and then they left the channel.  Wasn't clear if they were going to stop for good or just in preparation for round 2.  But the attacks did stop after that, so it seems to have been legit.  Very strange experience, and I wish I had had a chance to ask them about their motivation and the tools involved -- it was quite impressive to see so much traffic coming in so fast from every corner of the globe (though I could do without seeing that again!).

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2018, 11:31 AM »
Were you there at the time that they were?

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2018, 11:37 AM »
Yep.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Interestingly enough, we had someone pop into the 24hr donationcoder chat channel yesterday who made a brief announcement that they had been "stress testing" the server and that there was no maliciousness directly explicitly at us, and were about to stop in 30 minutes, and then they left the channel. 

Ahh.. so my hunch was right. Thank GOD good sense prevailed.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2018, 02:02 PM »
Yep.

But you didn't get a chance to ask anything?  They just popped on and off?

Seems rather irresponsible...

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2018, 02:09 PM »
Correct.
Yeah I'm not trying to say it made complete sense.. It's still crazyness.  Just an interesting piece of the puzzle.

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2018, 07:54 PM »
Well, then I'd guess the stress test was just a marketing example for a potential customer.
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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2018, 01:52 AM »
Yesterday I could  read all DC board but could not:
- post
- view DC Member profile
- email this user (by clicking envelope icon under a DC
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So I emailed manager (at) donationcoder.com

If this post gets through then everything is OK.  :)

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Re: DonationCoder website under ddos attack this morning
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2018, 01:54 AM »
Yes, it is working.  :up:

Thanks to DC Team  :Thmbsup: