Denial of Service Attack

Information, discussions, warnings, and friendly assistance with all your computer-related problems.

Moderators: godfather, Dreamweaver

Post Reply
User avatar
Perrorist
Administrator
Posts: 4161
Joined: 17 Sep 2008, 12:36
Location: Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, NSW
Contact:

Denial of Service Attack

Post by Perrorist » 05 Jan 2018, 20:21

Along with other web hosting services, VentraIP was under a sustained Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this afternoon and you may have been unable to log in. The attack has subsided and there should be no problems now.

User avatar
Dreamweaver
Global Moderator
Posts: 9105
Joined: 16 Sep 2005, 15:46
Location: Victoria

Re: Denial of Service Attack

Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Jan 2018, 20:55

Someone doesn't like our posts? :lol:
I dream, therefore I am.

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13606
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Denial of Service Attack

Post by godfather » 05 Jan 2018, 21:24

Hope the server has put some preventatives in place.
Just too many idiots in this world. There needs to be a good clean out soon!

:hitting_wall :hitting_wall :hitting_wall
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Perrorist
Administrator
Posts: 4161
Joined: 17 Sep 2008, 12:36
Location: Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, NSW
Contact:

Re: Denial of Service Attack

Post by Perrorist » 06 Jan 2018, 05:55

There's not much you can do with DDoS attacks. They come from every direction so rapidly that the servers can't handle the traffic, so the normal response is to either go off air or sit it out until they stop.

User avatar
godfather
Diamond Member
Posts: 13606
Joined: 31 Aug 2005, 20:41
Location: Brisbane

Re: Denial of Service Attack

Post by godfather » 07 Jan 2018, 02:21

Perry, I am aware how DOS works so these comments are for everybody to keep in mind.

Usually it is only one source who creates the attack but that source is most likely using 100's or 1000's of other peoples infiltrated email addresses.

That is just one of the reasons why people collect email addies to sell to those DOS attackers.

Circulating and repeating emails are the biggest danger for all of us. Be careful what you pass on!

:character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer:
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

User avatar
Perrorist
Administrator
Posts: 4161
Joined: 17 Sep 2008, 12:36
Location: Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, NSW
Contact:

Re: Denial of Service Attack

Post by Perrorist » 07 Jan 2018, 05:27

It's also why people should be careful what they look at and why the should never click on a link in an email unless they're certain it's genuine. These distributed denial of service attacks are usually launched from thousands of hacked PCs and servers. Also, they should keep their systems as up-to-date as possible.

Post Reply