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Server DDoS: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Discussion in 'News' started by Shane, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Today we received a substantial Denial of Service attack.
    Unfortunately in the gaming world this does happen from time to time and we will work hard to get it back up and going once the attacks subside.

    We want to thank everyone ahead of time for being patient with us during this, I really never understood the point in DoS attacks myself honestly as it hurts the players more than anything else.

    Just a note:
    We will be reverting to just BEFORE the attacks happened.
    We will have an event later on if we are back up as well as some other things.


    We do have decent mitigation services up to a point, this was a pretty massive attack in itself that would take down most services.
    You can see the size of the attack compared to the "regular data" here:
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    We will update this post as we work with our host.

    We apologize for this issue;
    Thank you all ahead of time.
     
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  2. Halfgrin

    Halfgrin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for letting us know and working hard to maintain this server.
     
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  3. Rikket_The_Rogue

    Rikket_The_Rogue Well-Known Member

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    "In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet." -Wikipedia

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    In a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing information or services. By targeting your computer and its network connection, or the computers and network of the sites you are trying to use, an attacker may be able to prevent you from accessing email, websites, online accounts (banking, etc.), or other services that rely on the affected computer.

    The most common and obvious type of DoS attack occurs when an attacker "floods" a network with information. When you type a URL for a particular website into your browser, you are sending a request to that site's computer server to view the page. The server can only process a certain number of requests at once, so if an attacker overloads the server with requests, it can't process your request. This is a "denial of service" because you can't access that site.

    An attacker can use spam email messages to launch a similar attack on your email account. Whether you have an email account supplied by your employer or one available through a free service such as Yahoo or Hotmail, you are assigned a specific quota, which limits the amount of data you can have in your account at any given time. By sending many, or large, email messages to the account, an attacker can consume your quota, preventing you from receiving legitimate messages." - US-Cert.gov


    In case anyone was wondering.
     
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  4. Uberchronix

    Uberchronix New Member

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    So sorry you guys have to deal with that. We the players are very appreciative of your efforts and hope to see you in the game soon. Thanks for posting you saved me an OCD reinstall. *twitch* Much love,

    Sensei Uber
     
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  5. Messremb

    Messremb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Shane.

    One question, will there be a revert?

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  6. orye74

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    Thanks for letting us know, explains while I cant log in.
     
  7. Shenanigans

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    These 'DDOS'er' twats just don't seem to get that they can go at it for months if they want.... still 99.9% of the UOF crowd is just going to dust themselves off, and enjoy playing again. Seems like an awful waste of small e-peen bandwidth raging..

    Go harass Trump or ISIS, or somebody ! o_O
     
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  8. omadon

    omadon New Member

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    Ahh explains a lot, ive been trying to log in for hours.
     
  9. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    Just a note:
    We will be reverting to just BEFORE the attacks happened.
    We will have an event later on if we are back up as well as some other things.
     
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  10. orye74

    orye74 Well-Known Member

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    Or they could harrass Hillary since no one else is, not even Bill.
     
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  11. Messremb

    Messremb Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what time that was?

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  12. Halfgrin

    Halfgrin Well-Known Member

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    ^^ bout 2.5 - 3 hours back
     
  13. Evil Jezus

    Evil Jezus Well-Known Member

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    Oh good ole DoS, Some kiddies must be upset. Glad you fellas are working hard at getting it back up =-)
     
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  14. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

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    There won't be much of a revert at all honestly.
    By reverting i mean revert what's happening on the server currently as it is technically still up.
    We will just start again from where the attacks started.
     
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  15. Lord_Puffy

    Lord_Puffy Well-Known Member

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    It happens, we know you guys are doing youre best. ^^ Keep the server on the east coast if you change host!!
     
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  16. Messremb

    Messremb Well-Known Member

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    That's great, thanks for the responses Shane.

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  17. IzZaGod

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    Dang, got off work early today and thought id get me some good playing time in ='{ . GL getting it back up and going!
     
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  18. MacGregor

    MacGregor Well-Known Member

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    So i was able to connect to the server this morning and was able to play i spent over an hour of farming nothing but lichs. Since i was able to play. im going to be reverted so i lose the everything i just farmed. great.....
     
  19. Swayze

    Swayze Moderator Staff Member

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    You farmed when only an insanely small percentage of people were able to play. Seems like a valid reason for a revert.
     
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  20. MacGregor

    MacGregor Well-Known Member

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    So its my fault i was able to connect?
     

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