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Attempted DDOS attack on forum

Post by koimaster » February 7th 2018, 10:13am

In case no one noticed the steady rise in users over the last hour today between 8-9, a ddos attack originating from a chinese bases ip was underway. It was stopped and we avoided the fate of watchgeeks and christopher ward. :mrgreen:
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Re: Attempted DDOS attack on forum

Post by koimaster » February 7th 2018, 9:15pm

bedlam wrote:Nice work Koi.

Be interesting if it was possible to trace a culprit



It originated from the ISP ShenZhen Sunrise Technology Co.,Ltd., Guangdong region. I am going to try to backtrack the logs from our server host to the original user. What i will say is all of our unwanted guests used ip addresses assigned to sunrise technology.
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Re: Attempted DDOS attack on forum

Post by gerdson » February 7th 2018, 10:44pm

Distributed Denial of Service

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial- ... ice_attack

Use of several often hijacked computers in parallel to launch an attack by trying to overload a webserver.
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Re: Attempted DDOS attack on forum

Post by koimaster » February 7th 2018, 10:53pm

gerdson wrote:Distributed Denial of Service

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial- ... ice_attack

Use of several often hijacked computers in parallel to launch an attack by trying to overload a webserver.


One of the reasons i upgraded to a more robust server was to help with attacks like this. Our server host helps deflect these and our increased bandwidth, memory allows us to handle far more traffic which is what a ddos attack is. Without giving anything away, we could have handled 100 times the amount of traffic we had during the attack.
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