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Infowars under direct DDoS attack on their Servers, NOW, as of 10:26am PST

http://www.infowars.com/

Well AJ, ya got their attention, again.



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How Do You Know It Was An ATTACK?

and not just server problems. It happens ya know.

skippy

na, because I was listening live and visiting their site,

when it happened. and his IT crew informed him on air.

with crappy sites with very little viewership/traffic, I have seen them claim 'we're being attacked,' to raise their site's profile. plus, as I understand, DDoS ain't that hard to do, but keeping your systems free against it is a matter of scalar vigilance, no? think for most larger operations, it's more a hassle/nuisance than anything like 'nerds damaged our operation, damn it! You damn nerds!'

lol.

w/IFW: from past observation, it's either overload, or DDoS. their maintenance hours are specific. plus, no biz does maintenance during their primetime broadcast hours.

sure it can be server issues, but I doubt it.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Short lived...

Short lived...

yeah, seems like it's back online,

gotta commend his IT crew, man they resolved this pretty quick.

good for him.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Yeah blocking the IP's of the

Yeah blocking the IP's of the PC's attacking you is so hard....

Really not that simple

More sophisticated DDoS attacks can spoof the From IP address on the packets that are overwhelming the victims bandwidth.

Blocking the IP address just results in them changing it to another fake address.

These attacks can also come in waves, so by the time you finally build a filter to block the malicious traffic they have already changed the attack to list a different from address or application type for the traffic.

There is no perfect way to stop it but many ISPs now offer DDoS scrubbing at the network level before the traffic even hits your equipment. Filters are based on normal traffic patterns and can be initiated immediately upon an attack. These can be very costly services though (thousands of dollars per month) which small scale websites aren't likely to pay for.

peace + liberty = prosperity

it depends on the

scale of the attack, no?

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul