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Current DDOS November 16/17

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Nov 17, 2013.

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  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    UPDATE 22-Nov 2013

    We are currently updating servers and other items without new DDOS structure, will create a further update soon but we're almost done.




    UPDATE 19-Nov 2013

    We are back up for many and working on others so you're able to access ASAP.

    If you want to be emailed when we are back up for everyone sign up to our weekly newsletter and we will let you know. You can then unsub if you don't want to receive our twice weekly deals and news. Our first email out will be about the resolution. We never sell or give away your information all emails from us will only ever link to BHW.
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    Unfortunately we are under a DDOS attack. We are working with our upstream providers and cloudflare to keep the forum up whilst this is dealt with.

    I thank you for your patience, we are working 24/7 to get this resolved ASAP.
     
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  2. Conor

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    Thanks for the info DD. I thought it was just me. I wouldn't be surprised if this South African internet was somehow crashing BHW...
     
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  3. Xp3r7

    Xp3r7 Regular Member

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    Here is a brief explanation of what's happening right now:

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    i thought that cloudflare is a very good for DDOS protection but seems not
     
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    Don't forget BHW's traffic aswell... It adds up to the ddos attacks..
     
  6. Junefog

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    Who is DDOSing BHW and why? There are so many internet marketing forums out there and BHW isn't even ranked THAT highly
     
  7. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Thanks Blueplanet - I'm sure CF is very good for static sites and those with smaller volume but we're not your typical site - we're working on a better solution. CF is just the tourniquet to try and stop the bleed.

     
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  8. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Hi Junefrog - We're top 400 in the world (currently 390 global rank) on alexa, if you are into the alexa ranks. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/blackhatworld.com .

    With millions of unique visitors per month (GA) - you just got to know which terms to search on.
     
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  9. Numbuh362

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    I hope this issue is resolved soon, I'm willing to bet that a banned member got mad and decided to do a ddos. Maybe it's even Matt Cutts ;)
     
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    god, wish this stop soon, i love bhw
     
  11. BrandingBaw

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    I think the real question we might ask is who the hell did BHW upset so much for such attacks. Perhaps all this banning fired back?
     
  12. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for your views BrandingBaw - To put it in perspective we ban about 3-4 people a day on average with about 70,000 visitors, less than 0.00006%. Usually newbies who have not read the terms. Banning only where absolutely required or where the user has ignored previous warnings.

     
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  13. davids355

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    Thanks for the update Damien.
    the admins must be doing a good job as we are still able to access the site even if it is a bit slow.
    will be interested to hear about the solution revised if/when you find it.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, only wondered since some reputable members got banned lately which might have upset them. I wish you good luck with all the hard work and lets hope we can keep this place together.
     
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    I think it's being handled quite well considering bhw is one of the largest forums in the world and can still remain up. Just hope this gets resolved soon.

    based on my experience working with sites against ddos attacks, rarely does a simple ban illicit such a reaction such as a prolonged attack. Most attackers believe it or not are actually more interested in being able to claim they successfully brought down one of the largest forums in the world. Another possible suspect could be major competitive underground networks that may have something against bhw or gain from the downtime
    of bhw.
    tl;dr it's unlikely a few members who were banned would go to the extent to ddos bhw (nor do they have to means to)
     
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  16. ibmethatswhoib

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    Haters as usual!! Just like negative seo, dipshits don't realize they would spend there time better building up there own stuff instead of trying to knock others down.
     
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    Thank you for the update DD.
     
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    Was literally about to make a thread about this, wondered if it was just my internet playing up
    Glad it's being looked into, hope you are able to get it sorted soon as i'm getting home sickness :D Need my daily dose of BHW
     
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    Oh man... I can't continue like this...

    /sobs.
     
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