Are we suffering attempted DDoS attacks.

CrazedNerd

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I keep watch on the number's online, It usually ranges from 250 to 550 or there about, every time it has gone down, the numbers prior to collapse jump to just over 1000 then a few more Bang down it goes, so I would say yes it's an attack.
yeah it's a pretty small, low-traffic website, so if there are spikes that seem inconsistent with elevated interest/popularity then i guess it could only be explained by a DDoS
 


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It could be otherwise abusive traffic that results in an unintentional denial of service. There are always a bunch of bots here trying to spam the place and/or looking for exploits. Those could easily make it a denial of service without it being a deliberate attack of that nature. It could very well be an unintended side-effect.

A sustained DDoS tends to cost quite a bit of money. You need access to a botnet and that's expensive. or a whole lot of work to create yourself.
 

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Site seems to be working fine now...fingers crossed.
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Why the hell is someone jacking with the Linux.org forum.

They should be jacking with facebook and twitter where whoever would irritate a whole hell of a lot more people than are at Linux.org.
They practice Bottom Trawling.:mad:
Even Puppy got hit.
Even Mini Me: A Nobody, Retired Old Man.
 

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They practice Bottom Trawling.:mad:
Even Puppy got hit.
Even Mini Me: A Nobody, Retired Old Man.
Yeah, it would be a lot harder for any hacker to screw with facebook and twitter. If somebody did, i would be not be sad. It would probably have to be someone with the computing power of the US, Russian, or Chinese government though.
 

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They practice Bottom Trawling.:mad:
Even Puppy got hit.
Even Mini Me: A Nobody, Retired Old Man.
Yeah I remember when Puppy Linux Forum got blasted and shut down for a day or so.

Man people need to use the smarts for more positive stuff.
 

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Just in case this means something....

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Definite increase in numbers of guests

The time now is 19:39PM Australian Eastern Standard Time
 
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@Condobloke
our normal number of guest varies day/time make a big difference, from what I have seen is it normally ranges from around 250 to just over 600, the problems usually start when it suddenly hits 1000 or more.
its 10-45 mid morning here
 

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Roger that.

I paid attention because this is a quick increase considering the figures of the last few days.

Time will tell
 

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A good proportion of the people in that list are 'zero' posters.......and the spam filter or whatever it is is working overtime knocking them over
 

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It would be good to know the number of spammers obliterated in the last hour or so.

It is no coincidence that they are all around the 19 year old mark.......and they all turned up here at the same time.

This was organised.

Expect more.
 
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Most of the new members I have seen are either under 25 or over 50 I have noticed a marked increase in numbers whenever a popular film based around hacking is doing the rounds, we also get more "why won't Kali install" type questions
 

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what im wondering is how one would tell the difference between between a DDoS and a spam bot invasion.
 
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