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[Network News] Stratics DDOS Attack

Discussion in 'UHall' started by watchertoo, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. watchertoo

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    This just in from Stratics Central:

    [size=+1]Stratics DDoS attack[/size]
    Submitted by George Vanous
    Thu, 12/09/2010 - 21:24

    Like other sites recently in the news, we too are being targeted by a large-scale DDoS attack (distributed denial of service).

    We apologize to anyone experiencing issues reaching Stratics!

    Anonymous individuals continue to crudely attack the Statics network as we diligently work to thwart their efforts.

    The longstanding Stratics community is the foundation of who we are as a fansite. Over the last 13 years, many have become like family and it is with this in mind that the entire staff is working together to keep our content and forums available.

    We appreciate your continued patience and support!
     
  2. Babble

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    hmmm...
     
  3. Llewen

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    It is best to be open about these things so that people understand why there are issues with the site and assign blame to the appropriate parties. Keep your collective chins up, you will get through this, and thanks for letting us know what is going on.
     
  4. Mapper

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    :thumbup1: Exactly my thoughts, Best of luck to the admins dealing with all this.
     
  5. Felonious Monk

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    Post a link?
    *Chuckles*
     
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  7. G.v.P

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    Were posts deleted here? And what? UOForums was taken over by a different company, and Lord Chaos is the owner? Err lolol wow. I must have gone to sleep for six years.

    Let me know when Adam is back in charge and I'll check it out again.
     
  8. G.v.P

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    *edits speculation*

    *goes back to playing uo*
     
  9. Mapper

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    He only took over a few days ago, You haven't slept too long. :p
     
  10. Sevin0oo0

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    That's what happens when you give a twelve yr old ( a 'Wanna-Be' ) an Ion Cannon
     
  11. kelmo

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    Let's keep this on topic please. Speculation will not fix anything.
     
  12. Zalan

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    It did cause a little chaos around here. However, Stratics is still here & kicking.
     
  13. blueturtle

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    wikileaks should have been allowed to stay up, then those thugs of 4chan wouldnt have been DDoS everyone.

    https://infosecisland.com/blogview/...and-4chan-Hit-MasterCard-Twitter-Is-Next.html
     
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  15. Petra Fyde

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    :( I spent most of yesterday being told what was on the forums because I couldn't read them myself.
    I am not having a happy time.
     
  16. Lord Chaos

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    Nice to see its finally up again, though I'd wish they'd post some news or announcements to the people unable to reach Stratics.

    As for the idle speculation, you're right, its all me, I also caused the economic crisis, alien infestation of earth and the coming of the apocolypse. *rollseyes*

    Adam is also in charge, he's still part of running UOF. Traffics gone up. so thats good.

    The viewing as a guest restriction has been removed.
     
  17. Lady Arianne

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    I think this attack is very unfortunate and I wish you the very best in resolving the matter.

    HOWEVER....................[OT]


    Lord Chaos is not 'running a site in competition with stratics'. UOForums has been up and running for many years as you well know. Lord Chaos is just the new owner.

    Thats an unfounded and slanderous accusation as well as a direct insult to Adam and all the staff there.

    Stratics may not like UOForums or its staff/members but that level of immaturity is uneccessary and totally unacceptble.

    UOForums get posters trying to do exactly the same against Stratics but have clear guidelines on that.

    Why not stop fanning the flames and go look yourself ?
     
  18. Petra Fyde

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    It should be noted that Restroom Cowboy actually removed that comment, however not before others had quoted it.
    As Kelmo already requested, let's not speculate.

    I have seen speculation elsewhere that certain people were deliberately being blocked from here yesterday - perhaps they can speculate why I was among the 'blocked'?

    Speculation will get none of us anywhere, and will just generate unjustified ill feeling. So let's not, hmm?
     
  19. TheSimkin

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    hey Guys,

    Look on the bright side.

    I really wanted to stress test the site.

    Now we have!

    Seems to be running nice and fast now, and that's with 3x normal traffic still... It was handling something like 10x the traffic alright too. However some of our first firewall rules where a little over zealous which is why some people where experiencing connection problems.

    Please make sure to send me a message either on the board or [email protected] if you have any problems or if a friend is having problem connecting.

    Is there an appropriate news forum? I could post server news there on a regular basis (when there is news to report).
     
  20. Mapper

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    What might be nice is a twitter feed where news on server downtime could be posted.
     
  21. Morloch

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    Glad to see I can get back on too.

    If I was guessing, I'd say it is highly unlikely that Stratics was targetted directly - much more likely to have been a casualty of mitigations taken by Tier 1 internet backbone providers in reaction to the global DDOS attacks on financial/business institutions.

    No real harm done and I'm glad I could still order stuff with my credit card yesterday (possibly as a result of the actions taken).


    Edit:
    Just seen TheSimkin's post - seems I'm wrong and it was targetted directly - wow
    'Way to go' keeping on top of it... :)
     
  22. Petra Fyde

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  23. Lady Arianne

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    /agreed
     
  24. Restroom Cowboy

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    Funny, I don't recall mentioning Adam or UOforums in any sort of context. Next time you get your panties bunched up, be sure of what you THINK I am alluding to first.

    Next time I won't make such a vague reference, will that help? :lick:
     
  25. Beer_Cayse

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    The only concerted attacks that I know of are those by Anonymous against any Visa or Mastercard processing site to protest against the arrest of Assange.

    Is there Stratics gear available by these? That could be the link.
     
  26. Beer_Cayse

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    some of us are denied Facebook/Twitter access by system policy when they are at work ... like me. Also, some folks do NOT partake in sites like that due to some of the security issues and legal issues that have arisen by abuses on them.
     
  27. Lady Arianne

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    Looks at her VERY unbunched panties and wonders if you can be more vague in future ?


    now running a site in competition with stratics

    = Adam

    = UOforums

    but nice you removed it

    Double :lick: back :)
     
  28. Lord Chaos

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    Since UOForums is the only thing I've indirectly taken over. *I* didn't buy it, EOGamer did. I am just the CEO of EOGamer, but it has several leaders including Adam.

    So in pointing fingers at me, you very much point fingers at Adam as well.

    But either way, don't really care much personally what they (Stratics) do. But from a pure UO standpoint, considering several staffers were spending a lot of time on UOF, it might have been prudent for them to post a thread about what is going on, instead of us having to post 2nd hand information.
     
  29. Mapper

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    I was reading UOForums however although I knew what was going on, I felt it wasn't my business to tell anyone as I wasn't sure if it was private information or not, So please don't blame usual staffers, IMO it was down to an administrator to announce the situation.
     
  30. Lord Chaos

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    Well, it was apparently on your facebook, so couldn't have been private information.

    If there's any future downtime, then do please post about it or at least let us know, then we'll post about it...or it will just turn into half speculation/half truth threads like earlier.
     
  31. Taylor

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    Go run your website. Things are under control here. Speculation has been quelled.
     
  32. Mapper

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    Well I don't use Facebook, Go figure. rolleyes:
     
  33. Lord Chaos

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    Apparently not, people went days without word. Not exactly "under control".

    But whatever.
     
  34. I don't see how it is Statics responsibility to announce to all the other unofficial forums when there are network issues. The world doesn't revolve around LC or UOF.

    Personally, once the ownership of UOF changed, I deleted my account there. When the CEO of a company/forums openly advocate breaking the TOS of the game they discuss (which Lord Chaos has repeatedly), that company loses my trust.
     
  35. Taylor

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    Considering that Stratics is more than 12 times the size of EOGamer, in terms of unique daily views, and more than 300 times its size, in terms of posts, I think we're doing something right. You were lucky to acquire UOForums. Go tend to it.
     
  36. Petra Fyde

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    I don't think this conversation is serving any useful purpose. Let's end it
     
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