There was a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on my personal website, causing my shared web hosting provider to suspend my account and request that I find another web host. Someone sent me an ominous message on Twitter implying that they were responsible. I have never had anything like this happen before. I have a backup of everything and I can find another web host (with DDoS protection this time), but I am a little perturbed by the experience. Is there anything else I should do? How do I prevent this from happening again?
posted by oulipian
on Jul 4, 2014 -
For the last two days feedly has been down for significant chunks of time because of DDoS attacks (article
). They say hackers are trying to extort them for money. Is this common online? [more inside]
posted by lownote
on Jun 12, 2014 -
When word started spreading that Michael Jackson had died, I remember searching Google for his name and getting back an error page
. Apparently so many people searched for him at the same time that Google's computers thought it was a DDoS or similar attack. Here's my question, which has been surprisingly difficult to Google: had this ever happened before, and has it happened since? If so, when and for what event(s)? To be clear, I mean a legitimate worldwide search being improperly seen as an attack (as opposed to Google properly detecting bad guys or Google just plain crashing).
posted by AgentRocket
on Oct 28, 2013 -
Question about bit torrent sites that (are) shut down and their possible revival. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 5, 2012 -
My Sysadmin blocks sites that are known targets of DDOS attacks, saying that there's a risk to us as well. I argued that I don't believe that to be so, I don't see how a site being the subject of a DOS attack can possibly harm me becausing I am browsing there. Am I wrong? Can a DDOS attack hurt my computer (or our network) in some way I don't know about?
posted by BlueScreen
on Sep 13, 2005 -
Geek Question: I took a look at my router's firewall. I'm getting a number of DDos attacks. Now, the firewall is acting all nice and blocking it...but, I'm sure this causing a slow down in my surfing/net use, etc.
Any ideas on how to make it stop?
posted by filmgeek
on Mar 2, 2004 -