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originally posted by: MerryChristmas
What exactly costed that much money? You were tweeting about how it cost a lot of money when the attack was still going on.
So what happened, did the attack stop or did you throw some money at it in real time to stop it?
How does something like that work?
What I am asking is, are we talking about money that was spent to stop the attack, or are we talking about money that is needed to provide better security in the future?
What has changed that makes ATS suddenly less viable?
Are you saying that ATS' survival depends on people donating enough money to pay back that loan?
What if you only raise half of it and ATS still doesn't make it? Do donators get their money back?
originally posted by: Freeborn
Err....I live in a world where cash is king and credit / debit cards are not really beneficial or even encouraged - Yes I know, I'm a bit of a dinosaur etc but it simply is what it is.
Any suggestions on how a donation(s) can be made?
The DDoS mitigation service is expensive. Our level of protection needed to be beyond the stock offerings, and custom plans get very expensive.
We have experienced our first 48 contiguous hours without an attack. But the mitigation service is still running, and will be an ongoing monthly expense.
And now loss of traffic/revenue from being taken offline by attacks.
Each of our attacks lasted no more than 20 minutes. But until we had the mitigation service in place, they were at a level that crashed entire switches at our hosting provider -- so they "shut off" our IP address for 24 hours… which is standard practice.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: Blister
The working bullet-list of features for the new platform concept contains a model for financially rewarding contributors for great content.