2019/06/21 - Server Attack

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  1. JimFox

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    If you have experienced issues logging in today, it was because of a Bot attack. It looks like someone in China got mad at us and we were experiencing 80,000 hits a min on the Forum.

    The Technician where our Server is hosted said that they probably weren't interested in FocalWorld personally, they were trying to find a vulnerability on our Forum, to then use as a back door to get into the Server itself, and then into the Backplane, etc, etc...

    So the Tech blocked all of those attacks, we may not be getting any new members from China at this point as at least a part of China did get blocked. :rolleyes:

    I just wanted to update everyone on what was happening. Hopefully it won't happen again, but in today's crazy world of hackers, who knows.

    Thanks for everyone's patience.

    Jim
     
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    Well, heck, I thought FW had just gotten a lot of enthusiastic responses to Friday's Focus....:D
     
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    Ha ha… :)
     
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    Glad we are back on line. My internet was down this morning so I was not sure what was going on.
     
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    You had a double whammy Ben!
     
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    I was having trouble getting in yesterday afternoon.
     
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    Jim Dockery and I could have sent out our Drone Armada to take care of the perpetrators. Except I was busy. Sorry.
     
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    Sorry about that Doug, hopefully it’s better now.
     
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    Hey.... now that’s an idea for the future... provided you don’t have prior committements. :)
     
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    It's fine now.
     

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