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[–]magnora7 19 insightful - 4 fun19 insightful - 3 fun20 insightful - 4 fun -  (33 children)

We had a DDOS attack that overloaded the server. We now have everything set up properly so that it can no longer take down the server. That's basically what happened.

We had our DDOS protection mostly set up, but didn't know how to use it exactly because we had never suffered a DDOS attack before. Now we know how to use it.

[–]hennaojisan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (23 children)

Any idea what group did it?

[–]magnora7 15 insightful - 4 fun15 insightful - 3 fun16 insightful - 4 fun -  (22 children)

Yes it seems based on some loose evidence I've gathered that a group didn't like the new OnA group that came to saidit, and DDOS'd saidit in an attempt to silence them.

[–]sawboss 10 insightful - 5 fun10 insightful - 4 fun11 insightful - 5 fun -  (3 children)

Now I feel morally obligated to support OnA, even though I have zero interest in their community.

[–]JasonTheNigger 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

We appreciate it, even if we say off color things to the locals sometimes

[–]Dr_fish 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

OnA?

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The new Opie and Anthony sub which took over the front page.

[–]feelthebern44 9 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 2 fun -  (8 children)

could it just be that the newcomers overloaded the servers and the ddos was unintentional? i can't imagine OnA having that many enemies

[–]magnora7 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

No it's definitely intentional, the IP addresses that had 20+ connections (instead of the usual 1 or 2) all have the same first 6 numbers.

I guess they do have enemies like that. I think that's why they got banned from reddit. They got targeted. Then to "further the ban" they DDOS'd saidit. That's what seems to have happened.

[–]TRANTHONY_FUCKS_KIDS 8 insightful - 5 fun8 insightful - 4 fun9 insightful - 5 fun -  (1 child)

Are they Wisconsin IP addresses? If so, it’s that fat faggot Patrick

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I saw Miami, Virginia, Toronto, Russia, and a few others. It was all over the map, almost certainly a VPN

[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Oh ,the fool even don't cover his IP.

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    [–]Snow 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

    ?????????

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      [–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I mean,if they make it looks like "too many OA sub users lead to the site down",it maybe more successful for their purpose.

      [–]FormosaOolong 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

      So a bunch of hostile idiots took down a whole community bc they don't like a couple of people in it? Sounds like every war ever.

      [–]magnora7 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Heh interesting point.

      We just got caught in the crossfire as far as I can tell

      [–]deleted 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      That's really dumb xD glad it's all sorted.

      [–]Snow 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      Evidence ... Where is it?

      [–]deleted 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      In the saidit logs.

      [–]GeriatricBovine 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      Could you link some of this evidence? Just for academic purposes.

      [–]magnora7 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      I'd rather not give the attackers any more prominence. I don't want this to become a "thing"

      [–]GeriatricBovine 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Then just PM me please.

      [–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      Saidit was down again this afternoon. Was it a separate issue?

      [–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/pp2/were_back_again/

      No it was a related issue to part of the defenses we deployed from the attack yesterday. But it's all sorted out now.

      [–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Spiffy!

      [–]Vulphere 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      DDOS attack was scary, good to see Saidit recovering.

      [–]Snow 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      When I can't open the page yesterday,I thought it's DDoS...It looked like DDoS,especailly the admin of the site pissed off some mentals.

      [–]XYY 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      thanks for info, no idea wtf a ddos is but aslong as you people know what or how and your BACK, YEAHHHH😱

      [–]magnora7 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      :) Glad to help. A DDOS is a type of attack where one person pretends to be 1000 computers all accessing the site over and over, which blocks everything up, keeping real users from using it

      [–]XYY 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      ahhh oke, thanks for info

      [–]kjeks 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      You enabled Cloudflare reverse proxying briefly or permanently?

      [–]solder0 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      Could have been chapo trap house.

      [–]Drunken_Toddler 10 insightful - 4 fun10 insightful - 3 fun11 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

      I bet that Joe Cumia had something to do with this. He is a master hacker and war vet after all.

      [–]dark_devil_dd 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      Thanks for u/magnora7 for keeping this running he's the hero we need cause he's certainly a lot more then the hero us reddit rejects deserve.

      [–]sawboss 2 insightful - 7 fun2 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 7 fun -  (0 children)

      you pressed F5 too many times