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Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

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Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

« posted: 2 years ago »
The Seahorse Source website is down due to a DDos attack on the server it is hosted on. No ETA yet as to when it will be back up. We can be reached via phone and email.

Dan Underwood
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Re: Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Finally back up and running!

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Re: Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
What is a DDos attack?


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Re: Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
Distributed Denial of Service.  In a regular Denial of Service attack, someone attempts to flood a website or server with requests to overload it.  These are pretty easy to stop as they usually come from one IP address and can be filtered.  A Distributed Denial of Service attack is much worse in that a hacker typically using Trojan Viruses on many computers directs them to a web site or server.  In this case the attack comes from many different users, different IP addresses and often many different countries.  Can be very hard to tell who is a legit visitor and who is part of the attack.  These are also very difficult to ID who originated the attack and prosecute.

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Re: Seahorsesource.com Down DDos Attack

« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Glad to hear you're back up and running. Seems like there was a bit of this going around - I got a message at about 8pm that I was locked out of my hosting account - and I wasn't using it at the time. :/  I remember from my days working in an ISP, these things often come in waves.
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