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Re: The forums suffered a cyberattack from China earlier today...

Post by Han Held » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:57 pm

Gwyneth Llewelyn wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Anyway... I'm very sorry for what happened and for the downtime! Unfortunately, there was really nothing that could have been done to deal with this particular 'attack' beforehand. I hope that I might at least have given the phpBB forum software community some incentive to work on a fix (so far, they do not seem to be very excited about that), because I'm afraid that I don't have the time to do it — even though I'm aware it's not really a very hard fix!
Thank you for being on top of it, Gwyn -and for taking the time to break it down for us!

I followed your link and noticed their "meh" reaction too and thought it was rather odd (at least from my point of view).
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Re: The forums suffered a cyberattack from China earlier today...

Post by Kyoko » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:47 am

Thank you so much Gwyneth.
That was magnificent sleuthing and a clear explanation.

I feel your pain as in the !990s a Unix server I was admin on was used, among MANY, to launch a Denial of Service attack on CNN. While I enjoyed working with the Canadian "Mounties", I wouldn't wish reading endless UNIX logs on anyone!
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