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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Exclamation Downtime Explained
    From 9:53PM EDT today ABW had a dDos attack originating from Las Vegas, security protocols to protecting our DB were acted on and the IP has been blocked via our firewall [hardware].

    Abuse at the ISP and the FBI have been notified.

    This isn't some other board ...


    This is ABW - we ain't going anywhere!

    Sincerely,
    Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Last edited by Haiko de Poel, Jr.; October 13th, 2005 at 11:27 PM. Reason: Per suggestion

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    It really is a shame that the world is full of small-minded wanks with too much time on their hands.

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    After detection comes castration!!!


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    I hope they get totally busted!
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    It is high time the Law started to clamp down hard on these shysters and tricksters.

    Imagine what a nice world it would be if you knew you would not download a hidden bunch of parasites crap that does nothing but fill the parasites wallets and screws up your computer.

    This is ABW - we ain't going anywhere!
    You tell em Haiko.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.


    This is ABW - we ain't going anywhere!

    Sincerely,
    Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Haiko rocks. Who's your Daddy?!!!
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    Thank you Haiko, for giving us a safe place to learn and share.

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    Always comforting knowing you are at the helm and in control. Wish some of the Networks were as proactive as you are about things. Thanks.
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    I hope they get the book thrown at them! What a waste of everyone's time and resources.

    Kick some Las Vegas butt, Haiko!

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    Haiko, you are absolutely the best admin, and an all around great guy. You kick a$$!
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    Isn't Billy Kay out of Vegas?

    Does he have an alibie?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm



























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    Haiko, do you think the attack was from the same person(s) who hit the "other" affiliate board?

    One of my servers was hit in April but that attack originated in China. Nothing personal about it as I'm on shared servers. Whether it's personal or not it can really foul things up.

    Good job that you defeated the attack so quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    Isn't Billy Kay out of Vegas?

    Does he have an alibie?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    LMAO, Scott!
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    100% speculation...but could this attack have something to do with this thread?


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    Good job on this one Haiko!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.

    This isn't some other board ...


    This is ABW - we ain't going anywhere!

    Sincerely,
    Haiko de Poel, Jr.

    Amen! You get 'em Haiko and give it to them where it hurts the worse!!
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    what if the pc in las vegas is a zombie?

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    100% speculation...but could this attack have something to do with this thread?
    I doubt that 100% Marc isn't like that.

    Rhea,

    We have actually had four recent attacks 4/22 Malaysia, 6/12 China and 9/29 from Germany but this one was beyond heinous. Weird thing is that they use the same structure, but are easilly identified and thwarted. They could crap out a DB is I had a piker setup but I don't so it's just a nussance and an insult.

    I don't really now who or what was involved in the other boards, but I have offered to work with other Admins to identify and thwart these fudgers. FYI my statement about "other boards" was aimed at Con Shawlin's board, no one else's.

    Now that you guys mention it ... where was Billy?
    Continued Success,

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    lol! Haiko I meant the "OTHER" "other" affiliate board. You know the one with the generic sounding name?

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    I pity da fool that tries to mess with Haiko.

    Sorry that happened to you. We had an attack on our forums this week as well and it was not pretty. Our host is investigating as well.

    Go get 'em Haiko!
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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    I just saw the Vegas part - and of course had some patented silly Billy comments...

    but anyone who's ever suffered a dDos attack - including me - isn't in the mood for joking

    That said...

    I DID let my son go on the laptop today

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    Haiko: If you need me to hop in the car and go kick some ace, let me know. Long live ABW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    It really is a shame that the world is full of small-minded wanks with too much time on their hands.
    My sentiments exactly!

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