Statement concerning the attacks on SpywareInfo

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Mike_Healan, Feb 15, 2004.

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  1. ChrisRLG

    ChrisRLG Registered Member

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    Hi if its to SpywareInfo

    Here is the link to mikes page - with a snail mail address, please note his name is not mike (lol).

    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/support.php
     
  2. Valkyri001

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    :oops:I gotta learn! Read the whole page!!!
    got it, checks in the mail.
     
  3. Eagle1

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    Maybe NI won't be back online as quickly as I thought. This is bigger than first thought and is going to take more $$$$ than I can personally afford right now. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about NI yet. But I am going to set up SBSD support forums on another domain on another server in the meantime. This will only take a few hours.

    Then I'll try to figure what to do next.
     
  4. atena

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    :( :mad: :'( terribly sorry to hear that... Is it a part of SWI&Merijn&TC attack?
     
  5. Eagle1

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    I believe once the ^%^%^&% doing this realized NI was part of the picture it became a target.

    Our host is trying to do a couple things themselves but it's fruitless IMO. They've already tried assigning different IP addresses to NI, changing nameservers and using an internal proxy and IMO they won't work for more than an hour or 2, if at all.

    Until the attack stops there is little they will be able to do. And I can't afford to set up a slew of proxies. So...like I said we'll see what happens.
     
  6. Prince_Serendip

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    :) Hello Eagle1!

    That was fast work! Net-Integration SpybotS&D is back.

    As pro-spyware interests are becoming more aggressive I have noticed a shift in the attitudes of the online Security Communities. There's nothing like a common cause/foe to draw people together who are ready, willing and able to provide a united stand against spyware, hackers and hijackers!

    Keep your chins up everyone!


    Larry ;)
     
  7. Eagle1

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    Its not going to last. Everything they do will only partially succeed IMO or be temporary. Until the attack lets off its unlikely the site will remain live long.
     
  8. Valkyri001

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    :mad:Ok! so maybe this is completely off the wall.
    What if a large number of ( good addresses logged into the server or site or the site were full with known addresses ) would that stop the bad from getting on?
    Just a shot in the dark!
     
  9. Prince_Serendip

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    :) Interesting idea.

    A less open way of doing internet. Hmmm. The idea would be to limit the number of addresses and then keep it full. There would need to be a way for valid members to sign on? Would this be workable--even as a "shot in the dark?" (starring Peter Sellers LOL)


    Best regards.
     
  10. Eagle1

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    The attack is now be successfully filtered. I'm not going to like the bill at all but NI won't go down again because of this attack.
     
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  12. Nick

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    It's good to see both SWI and Net-Intergration back up again :D
     
  13. Eagle1

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    We are under a new bigger attack and I'm not so sure how long it will be before this one is contained. :mad:

    My forums will be opening under a new domain in a couple hours. Its about the best I can do for now.
     
  14. Paul Wilders

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    Ahmad, verry sorry to hear so. In case you want to discuss all this, don't hesitate to drop me an email.

    regards.

    paul
     
  15. Eagle1

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    Thanks for the kind words Paul.

    This attack just keeps getting bigger. :mad:

    Now they have somehow managed to find 2 of my 15 or so client sites and are now hitting them which is now taking down my client server too. So now all my clients are being affected. :mad: :mad:

    I'm not so sure I can afford to weather this storm. Its grown beyond my means and I can't expect my ISP to tolerate this much longer despite what they may tell me. Its affecting their entire network and they must have clients complaing.

    I just don't understand this crap at all.
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    Ahmad,

    That's terrible! Drop me an email anyway - discussing possible options never hurts.

    regards.

    paul
     
  17. Eagle1

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    As soon as my cable ISPs mail server goes back online I'll email. They are down for another hour for maintenance and of course I have no website related email accounts working at the moment.
     
  18. P.T.

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    Re:Spywareinfo and Computercops...are they down?

    Seems net-integrations is down with a DOS attack too. Feb. 28, 04 Is this ever going to end? :mad:
     
  19. Eagle1

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    NI is finally back up. I'll be sending an email shortly Paul.
     
  20. Eagle1

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    Down again... :mad:

    Email coming now
     
  21. Paul Wilders

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    :mad:

    Looking forward to it.

    regards.

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  22. Eagle1

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    For the time being Net-Integration is turned off. We (myself Tommy and ISP) tried setting up proxies and they were taken down almost instantly.

    At this point we are stumped as to what to do. We will be discussing and comparing notes with the others struck by similar attacks in hopes of determing the cause and/or finding a way to filter them effectively.

    But in the meantime NI is being left offline without DNS. I can't afford to do anything else at the moment.

    I've been having mail issues all day including with my ISP (whose regular maintenance seems to have broke it :mad: ). I'm setting up some other email accounts so I can communicate again.

    Its coming Paul. Sorry if its too long....but your a great sounding board and always have good advice.
     
  23. P.T.

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    Eagle1

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy concerning your recent problems with your DoS problem and NI. You must be on the right path to have become a target of these attacks, as SWI, and TC before you. Please realize you have a lot of people pulling for you. Hope you know you're in our thoughts and prayers.

    P.T.
     
  24. Wiskonst

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    Sympathy, Eagle1

    The only possibly effective filtering I can think of would be one based on frequency of page requests. Any IP sending - say - more than 2 requests a second is blocked for an amount of time. This would require high capacity hard- and software.

    Don't know whether such filter proxies have been developed by major companies, but DDoS-attacks are known in practice since more than four years.

    This probably doesn't help you on short term, but anyway.

    BTW Have you opened an account for donations?

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    Wiskonst
     
  25. Grummy

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    Eagle1 , grummy here. Thank you for using Wilders as as communication link. SWI is running but many are having posting problems and log-on problems. Don't even try to bring NI back up until you are ready. Hopefully Paul and other tech people will offer ideas. Meantime, just know our emotions and prayers are with you. :cool:
     
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