Huge DDoS attack underway?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by skoker, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. skoker macrumors 68000

    skoker

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    Has anyone else had problems with their hosting today? I know my personal websites that I host at DreamHost both got creamed, and my server that I sell accounts on also went down today. Additionally, I hear that the myspace.com and microsoft.com servers got hit hard. Anybody have any info on this?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    People were also complaining about some big forum servers, like ezboard.com, today.... Hmmmm.... :(
     
  3. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

    skoker

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    Just got confirmation that Google has been hit, and phpBB was also having problems over the weekend.


    EDIT: Google is MUCH slower.
     
  4. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

    skoker

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    Email I just got from my host:

    We're currently being hit by a fairly large Distributed Denial of Service
    Attack.

    We have things under control, for the most part, but the attack is
    periodically changing and we're having to change our response along with it.

    As different machines are used as targets of the attack, they may become
    unstable. We're getting them back to normal as quickly as possible.

    We're working with our upstream providers to keep the attackers away from
    our network in first place.
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I didn't notice it (wasn't on the 'net until tonight), but I got the same message from Dreamhost. My Dreamhost pages seem to be fine now...
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Google was definitely having problems earlier. It was deadly slow.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    There's a PHP XML-RPC worm going around. Been hit by it several times in a row, but I'm patched, so I'm okay.
     

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