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Were we attacked?

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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:51 AM
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What just happened?
Did we we get another malicious attack?

Or was it regular maintenance?
I must have stepped on the wrong side of the "load balancer" again.







[edit on 10/16/2008 by schrodingers dog]




posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:55 AM
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This event was indeed a malicious scripted attack that found some creative ways around our (best practices) counter-measures in our search code. This is why the advanced search is temporarily disabled.

My cell phone started beeping like mad about 3:30 AM EST ... after the scripted attack had finally slowed down our database server.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:56 AM
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Man I am impressed how quick you guys resolve these issues.
Other sites are down for days.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:00 AM
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Well I'll be a monkeys uncle I would have sworn it was just maintenace.

Great job on catching this bill.


[edit on 16-10-2008 by miguelbmx]



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:02 AM
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No offense taken.
I'm usually the one asking the question after a shutdown.
And it turns out it WAS a malicious attack.
So there smarty pants.





[edit on 10/16/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:06 AM
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My apologies dude it's just that there is always a thread after a shut down.

I have changed my original post.

Peace.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:06 AM
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I thought it was just a wobble. But an attack??

Right,we need a startegy. Schrodinger,you get a team and start building bunkers around the perimiter,I'll go get the sandbags!!

We shall fight them,on the internets.....



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Man I am impressed how quick you guys resolve these issues.

Thanks. We know that ATS has become an important part of the daily routine for many people.

Also... I like to get this stuff cleared up quickly so I can have a life for a brief portion of the day.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:07 AM
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Seems like this is becoming a common occurrence in the early morning hours. Always seems to be at the end of my shift here at work that ATS goes down. Any idea as to who is doing it, and why?



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:09 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5
Seems like this is becoming a common occurrence in the early morning hours.

Those who would scheme to attack would certainly do research as to when is the appropriate time (like when Bill is normally sleeping). But thanks to very-loud cellphone ringers, no downtime goes unnoticed. (Actually, Mrs. Overlord elbowed me asking what that damn noise was)



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:10 AM
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SO can correct me if I'm wrong but the last time this happened was in the early hours of September 11th.

Maybe it's the same peeps.

Or maybe some GFL nerds got really pissed at us for winding them up and retaliated.





[edit on 10/16/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:11 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5
Any idea as to who is doing it, and why?


It's blossom goodchilds mates from the GFL.

There is no doubt, because I have just recieved a communication from them, where they are parked, on the other side of the moon, waiting.

Waiting for the doubt to be erased before they come to us.




posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:12 AM
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Wow, you know...that's the first time I've actually had no problems admitting you were human. I thought you were a superbeing with some kind of sixth sense.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:15 AM
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I was curious about the party involved because I seem to recall that the last time this happened it involved some political group or something. I thought with last night being the debate, maybe it was the same group again.
Anyway, nice job on getting things up again so quickly SO.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:32 PM
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Hey SO,
Any word on who are the silly people who attacked us this morning.
I am happy to form a "revenge" mob for some ATS street justice.
We won't move swiftly but our momentum will be great and our motives questionable.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by defcon5
I was curious about the party involved because I seem to recall that the last time this happened it involved some political group or something. I thought with last night being the debate, maybe it was the same group again.
Anyway, nice job on getting things up again so quickly SO.



Yeah I was just wondering the same thing. Was it a similar group? Was it the same group? If not what group did this?

Oh and do they have a website I could mess with?



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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I have been having issues with the site but put it down to lame-o computer. What gave you the impression of an attack?

ColoradoJens



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:55 PM
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I understand the call for "revenge", ATS means a lot to many people. That's not how we do things though:

2g.) Board Wars: You will not use these boards to organize "attacks" on other boards, blogs, or discussion groups, and similarly, you will not organize such attacks against this board.

Remember, this is ATS, we're better than that.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:00 PM
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Intrepid, you know I was joking about forming a "revenge" mob?
But I take it by your answer that another board was responsible.


CJ, SO's first post confirms it was an attack.

Quite frankly I take these attacks as great compliments.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Intrepid, you know I was joking about forming a "revenge" mob?
But I take it by your answer that another board was responsible.


Yeah, i know it was a joke but hey, got to post an obscure part of the T&C that many probably don't know about. I don't know if another board was responsible.




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