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Originally posted by Elostone
Been getting Error 503, 504 and 505 for the past half hour or so...only on this website.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The issue seems to be a combination of two events:
(1) Some bad data in the database associated with one post
(2) A relatively minor DOS attack attempt from five different IP addresses
I don't believe the two to be related, but the timing is coincidental.
Either issue alone would have been easy to deal with, but in this case, they both happened at nearly the same time.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Oh come on overlord, surly you are at least a little bit suspicious that this was a direct attempt to take ATS offline.
And it worked, the site was down for 5 hours and based on your last post this was a deliberate attack.
Was any data lost or corrupted?