Monday, October 13, 2008

DDoS Attack

Posted by Nicolas (permalink)

Our server is currently beeing DDoS attacked (midnight GMT+02).
Not that we care so much, we don't need this website up and running to work on the mod (we only need the server), but that's freaking hilarious to see that someone has been so frustrated by what we did that he decided to shut down our website by attacking us.

Basically, that's just thousands of trojan-contamined zombie computers from around the world that are flooding the server with random HTTP requests. No big deal, and there's not much we can do. I don't have the time to search for a solution, so it may stay in this situation until the attacker decides to stop... if he ever decides to stop. There's already a firewall running and I just setup a random protection. I don't know if it does something useful but it's better than nothing.

On a side note, we finished the walkthrough for the 19 test chambers and will put it online tomorrow if this attack is finished.

Edit 9:00 AM: looks like that attack is now finished? I don't really know, I don't have any access to the server right now, but it seems accessible again.

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