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Well there's something you don't see everyday... or night.

95 guests logged into the lounge. That's crazy. Where did all you people come from.


Now join the Gibson Forums so you can take place in all the fun.

Not sure about the rest, but I'm dialing in from Alaska...

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The 350 guests thing just before the crash thing.....

Makes me wonder along the lines of Denial of Service (DoS)

or Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Sure,

it ain't nothing new, but if'n you have ever been the Admin

and had an attack, you know how impotent it can make

you feel. In this case the numbers seem too small, but maybe

it was the perpetrators rubber-necking before the event

just to confirm that their work was succesfull. Interestingly,

since early August this year, there has been an increase

in DOS and DDOS attacks, causing problems for the big boys like

Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, Gawker and others. There

have also been hundreds of smaller attacks every day, and if

they can pose a threat to outfits with massive server farms with

built in redundancy and protection, it is not too hard to see

how a system floating on a cloud could be brought down easily.


No solution or answers or nothing - just cogitating on it.

But let's face it - this forum speeds up and slows down,

sometimes even grinds to a halt, and that's on a good day.....


Jesus told his disciples "Everyone who hears these words of mine

and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his

house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds

blew and beat against that house, and it fell — and great was its fall."


Now I have no desire to put words into his mouth, but you

could substitute cloud for sand, and it still makes perfect sense.

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perpetrators rubber-necking ... their work was succesfull.

DOS and DDOS attacks' date='

There have also been hundreds of smaller attacks every day [/quote']

To what end?


That's the one thing I still cannot grasp with all the viruses and attacks, why?

What does it gain them?


Seems there are pathways to profit for very few of these guys, is it mostly just malice and spite?



No penalty too severe in my opinion.

I have suggestions....

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