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    ABW Ambassador Packy's Avatar
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    Haiko, I'm getting a some blank pages coming up when I try to read cetain threads. I don't know if its just me or everyone. Just thought i would let you know.

    I cant get into Building Traffic at all and Jada's post comes up a blank white page also. There was another one somewhere.

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    GB,

    It is part of the DoS attack ... see page 2 of http://www.abestweb.com/cgi-bin/ubb/...c&f=1&t=001074

    51MB in log files since I last cleared them, a few minutes ago [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    Haiko

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    Jeeesh, can you tell where it all comes from??? <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon9.gif>

    Better yet can you explain more to some of us who aren't quite sure what it is? My guess is it is a program that just keeps hitting a site trying to clog it up?

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    I'll be glad when I can use the page that shows the currently active posts again. I miss it!

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    Gameboy to answer both questions since I am sure Haiko is tied up - Yes, and Yes.

    DOS attack = Denial of Service - basically a server is flooded with requests - with traffic - until it reaches capacity and cannot fill additional requests.

    The server logs will have the IP addresses of the source of the attack, however, there are ways to "cover tracks".

    [ 05-16-2002: Message edited by: eaglefire ]

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    Can't access the Parasiteware Board either.

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    This is what my hosting company said they had last week when my sites were down. There are some loonies in this world. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    Eaglefire, thanks!

    Gordon, I agree! Bunch of AH's!

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    I had a heck of a time getting in here just now too.

    The main page of the board (the one you get next when you come in from the splash page by clicking the big seal) is coming up white, along with some posts...

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    Leader, I think we were all locked out. Might of been an attack again. I attempted to post something about the blanks when it first started but dont know if it posted or not. Haiko must have it under control now. Still some blanks though.

    Haiko, jeeez!!! How do you deal with all this BS and headaches? <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon36.gif>

    [ 05-18-2002: Message edited by: GameBoy ]

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    Ugh. This sucks.

    To help with the problem, I propose a couple of things.

    1- I have started calling wurld media. Did you know the president's wife/mom works there? I suggest others call. Do not swear, do not threaten, just ask them about their behavoir. I have some people working on home phone numbers, but if anyone here finds them - let me know. Again, do not harass, do not cross the line. But you can be a thorn.

    2- geocities etc sites. Make many, layout what is happening, link to parasiteware.com. Talk about wurldmedia. On your own site, mention morpheus and wurldmedia then link to parasiteware.com. Make them the #1 site for morpheus etc.


    They are trying to beat abw down. I have the upmost respect for anyone who fights against this scum and pays the price of attacks. But we can all do our part to help.

    Again Haiko, please write a press release, that way we can all link to it. If every ABW memember created a link to parasiteware while mentioning morpheus etc, we could make parasiteware the #1 link. And if you created the press release, we could all have something to get other sites to link to as well. It is a classic fight of big business vs the little guy, but this time the little guy has the net as his advantage. Lets use it.

    Chet

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Again Haiko, please write a press release, that way we can all link to it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's a great idea because I would like to include something like that in my newsletter this month. I'm already recommending MorphBuster this month in the software section of my newsletter and a press release would fit in really well with my editorial section.

    I hope others with eZines are including something about this whole situation with a link back to ABW or Parasiteware.

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    Having dificulty accessing some parts right now too - this is awful - if they've been DOS attacking for the last few days it must be a huge attack. like someone else has mentioned before, isn't this now classed as a terrorist attack or something extremely serious by the US authorities these days?

    BTW, Haiko, I've sent you a PM - hope it gets through OK.

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    While it was happening I spent the time reporting it to the FBI, seeing as this appears to be an FBI matter.


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    Chet the sort of things you are telling people to do are only going to make matters worse and serve to fuel the case against Haiko. Some of it isn't even legal - certainly calling people at home about this is harassment and breaks stalking laws.

    One of the charges against Haiko is that death threats are being made against their employees. Repeated calls even when you DO NOT threaten or harrass IS harassment. It interferes with their course of business and THAT is grounds for litigation. More importantly, it will NOT help our cause.


    If you want to do something, get an attorney to open a class action lawsuit, contact your State Attorney General to investigate, get the authorites involved like Icicle did, collect any data or evidence of theivery or other illegal activities, and have your people do the same.

    The press release is a good idea - just be careful as it could also backfire. Remember that the consumer does not know or care about this issue, and there is no reason for them to care in this case.


    We are right, if we do this the RIGHT and LEGAL way, and in a mature manner, we will win.

    [ 05-18-2002: Message edited by: eaglefire ]

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    Yeah, can't even get into the Tiger pboard this morning... last night it was just the most recent message!

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    I saw it happening while it was happening...started before 10pm EST last night...at 10pm, seems like is when it really hit hard. I was replying to jq's post about installing that cgi script. I replied to him...then did a second reply to ask him a question. When I asked that second question, and when back to the thread, only part of the thread loaded (both the replies I made were gone). Eventually, the first reply showed up, but it showed as an un-registered user...The only page I was able to view was who's on-line...I watched the numbers of those on-line go from 27 to 19 to 5 to 1...then floated between 1 and 9 for a couple of hours....and it seems that who's online was the only viewable page for quite some time. I sent a Haiko an e-mail, and Haiko, if I had a phone number, I would have called you immediately when I saw the first signs of it.

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    BTW, these morons have tied a very tight noose around their neck. Any argument they had against Haiko, ABW, or any of us, has just been thrown out the window. Imagine any merchant that is still partnered with them...word gets around that a particular company engages in illegal activity because we complain about their theft. It is absolutely amazing that a 'professional' company would engage in something like this, secondly, it was a very, very stupid thing to do. Now, not only do they have to deal with a bunch of pissed off webmasters, they will have to deal with any legal ramnifications.

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    I agree. If I were a merchant I might be afraid to get involved with these guys ... if you p*ss them off they might bring down your network.

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    I think a couple posts disappeared from here http://www.abestweb.com/cgi-bin/ubb/...&f=17&t=000892

    If I am not mistaken, Cedric or Mike had posted beneath Haiko and it showed in the summary but when I went to read the post it was not there. I made a post saying "there are posts disappearing", my post was accepted but never showed up either.
    Those posts *still* aren't there ... the attack must have corrupted some files this time.

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    That is possible...that was the problem I was having last night...it even cut one of my posts in half. In my previous post, I mentioned me replying to JQ in another thread.I also posted (as a test) 'Something appears to be wrong with this thread). That isn't showing (and my previous posts before that disappeared).

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    I think maybe it corrupted files as people were posting. I still can't read gameboys message to Haiko (couldn't see it last night either)...I also can't view the thread I was posting in at 10pm last night in response to JQ. I can see plenty of other threads right now, just a select few that I know were being made last night during the attack. Either that, or the attack is still taking place.
    @Haiko, if you want, send me a portion of the log and we can look into it as well. You probably have enough information, but if TH Media can assist in tracking down the bastards, we are at your service.

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    Yeah,
    these guys are real A/H's.

    Anything i can do Haiko, just give me a shout.

    John

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    Just an idea.

    What about setting up a chat room or another forum as a temp while this one is recovering. It will keep communications going so everyone knows whats going on. Just an idea while we can still post.

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    jq, are you able to view that thread involving the search script? I was able to install it quickly and easily. I will 'attempt' to get it on your server. Drop me an e-mail at support@thmedia.net and we'll get it straight.

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