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Crazy timing for a DDoS attack..

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posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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I am assuming that it what the site has been experiencing.

Crazy crazy timing. Ok man up, which of you was it to drive us all batty for a few hours?




posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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According to ATS Facebook ... the site was under attack.

ATS Facebook

My speculation ... Syrian Electronic Army??



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Odd timing.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Oh the best part of it all.. while the site was down I was catching up on some episodes of Revolution, my power kicked off for about 3 minutes.

Let me tell you... that was a long and interesting 3 minutes.

Amazing the things and scenarios that run through your head sometimes.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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Maybe in intelligence language. Shutting down the government really means "unplug from the grid...STAT"

you don't want to be locked out of your office with all that illegal #e running amok in the background do you?



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Its those evil Muslims!

Trying to take our freedom of being armchair warriors!


Haha, it was frustrating but i kept myself occupied, you know, doing work at my workplace.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Yes. We had a significant spike in traffic that looked like an attack vector. Still sorting things out.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:18 AM
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Why would the SEA hit ATS when most of ATS sides with them and is against the US ?

It doesn't make sense.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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SkepticOverlord
Yes. We had a significant spike in traffic that looked like an attack vector. Still sorting things out.



Just goes to show, when you are a target.. they like you.. they really like you!


Made for an interesting evening nonetheless.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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I don't find it odd at all. It seems like a logical time for an attack to me.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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WOW.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 09:28 AM
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Unfortunately, I think it may be a long day for attacks against the site.

Attention may have been diverted to GLP at the moment. Let's hope whoever is controlling their "botnet" does not decide to focus their gaze on our beloved ATS again today.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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Well, it has been a bit.. I think we may be in the clear.

Perhaps they got bored and moved on to other prospects.

Whatever the case, I will take it.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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Well, since we're out and out speculating let me throw a theory in there!

It was the government! Using the moment of shutdown to attack and take down ATS to make people suspect they are actually government run, hurting their credibility and support!

Actually....that doesn't seem so far fetched.



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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Watch out they might 404 this thread if you talk about gov and ats



posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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My speculation ... Syrian Electronic Army??


Thanks that made me laugh..... do you really think that Syria has an elite army of hackers that likes to target conspiracy sites... SEA = NSA... I think that is evident to most..

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posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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There's no mystery.

There's no deception.

There was an attack on ATS.

We're doing all we can to both mitigate and prevent.




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