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DD
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I don't know yet why the Forum was down for the last 14 hours or so, but we suspect it may have been a cyber attack by one particular individual who had been banned.

Hopefully everything is ok now, maybe a little slow while napple continues to work on things.

DD
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Nutcase
You hear about Spamhaus and whats going on with the "biggest ever cyber attack in internet history"???  Maybe this has something to do with it...
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DD
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Thanks for info Nutcase.
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_The Magician_
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AJ
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Spamhaus Hit With 'Largest Publicly Announced DDoS Attack' Ever, Affecting Internet Users Worldwide


AP / The Huffington Post  |  By By RAPHAEL SATTER


LONDON (AP) -- An Internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the Web.

Spam-fighting organization Spamhaus said Wednesday that it had been buffeted by a massive denial-of-service attack since mid-March, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Geneva-based group.

The BBC identifies one of those blacklisted groups as Cyberbunker, a a web hosting company in the Netherlands. Cyberbunker "offers dedicated server hosting that allow clients to stay online, no matter what," according to its website.

"It is a small miracle that we're still online," Spamhaus researcher Vincent Hanna said in an interview.

Denial-of-service attacks work by overwhelming target servers with traffic - like hundreds of letters being jammed through a mail slot at the same time. In a blog post, San Francisco-based CloudFlare, Inc. said the attackers were taking advantage of weaknesses in the Internet's infrastructure to trick servers from across the Internet into routing billions of bits of junk traffic to Spamhaus every second.

The attack could be bad news for email users, many of whose incoming messages are checked against Spamhaus's widely used and constantly updated blacklists.

Hanna said that his site had so far managed to stay on top of the spammers, but warned that being knocked offline could give them an opening to step up their mailings.

The sheer size of the attack has already affected Internet users elsewhere, according to Patrick Gilmore of Akamai Technologies.

He explained that colleagues at other Internet service providers had been in touch to say their services were affected by the attack. He declined to identify them - saying they had shared the information on a confidential basis - but said problems include sluggish access and dropped connections.

He added to the New York Times: "It is the largest publicly announced DDoS attack in the history of the Internet."


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/spamhaus-cyber-attack_n_2963632.html
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AJ

The war of the future
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Pinchegringo
How dare they take away our Forum! Get'em AJ!
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mixtli
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I don't mean to be all drama and stuff but what did happen to Chivo?
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EL GUAPO
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Banned for being an intolerable asshole.    
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Chivis
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we don't know what happened, but I don't feel comfortable saying it is anyone in particular.
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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buggs
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Nabble got attacked and their entire site was down, but I doubt it was anyone we think.
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Havana
Forum's back at it!Yes Speech Bubble
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DD
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@Havana.  Forum's back at it!

What does that mean?
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