DDOS attacks on our data center

Forums Community Announcements DDOS attacks on our data center

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    You guys might have noticed that VoodooForums has been down a couple of times the last few days.  This is a direct result of a DDOS attack on our data center.

    We have also had a couple of infamous trolls who have been stalking me and VS for years attempt to join our site.  Yes P**** Warts, I am talking about you.

    So we are going to tighten things up a little more around here.

    Also, we might need to restrict access so users who utilize a VPN would not be able to access VoodooForums.com

    I apologize for the inconvenience, I guess this is what happens when certain individuals and companies perceive you as a threat to their objective.

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Dan.
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    GrDukeMalden
    Participant
    US
    The thing about VPN’s, please don’t restrict ALL VPN access to this site. The model where you have to not connect through a VPN to make an account should be enough.

    You could log information about the location from their IP address and their internet provider. Just prevent people from making an account while using a VPN and maybe also restrict access to the site without an account too.

    You’re probably already aware of this, but internet providers in America are allowed to snoop without their customer’s consent now, you know they’d be keeping logs of activity like what you’re worried about….as well as everything else.

    Connections from TOR though need to be blocked here though, nobody needs to use the tor browser to access this site.

     

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    GrDukeMalden: The thing about VPN’s, please don’t restrict ALL VPN access to this site. The model where you have to not connect through a VPN to make an account should be enough.

     

    You could log information about the location from their IP address and their internet provider. Just prevent people from making an account while using a VPN and maybe also restrict access to the site without an account too.

    You’re probably already aware of this, but internet providers in America are allowed to snoop without their customer’s consent now, you know they’d be keeping logs of activity like what you’re worried about….as well as everything else.

    Connections from TOR though need to be blocked here though, nobody needs to use the tor browser to access this site.

     

    Great advice and insight, thank you, I appreciate that!  Yes, we will do pretty much what you spelled out here.

    BTW, they responded already, about a half an hour ago with a simple email that said “stfu loser”.

    I apologize that we need to make this public, but unless we do, they are never going to stop.

    Cyberstalking should be taken very seriously and it is a crime.  This is why trolling of any kind should not be allowed by moderators of any forum, otherwise it can easily escalate into situations like this.  Hopefully everyone has learned something from all of this.

    And believe me, we will catch them and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

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    VecchioScarpone
    Participant
    AU
    Having trouble posting right now, reading past posts and navigating posts.
    I guess something is still going on.

    Whatever it take mate, do what you got to do.

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    "Today is yesterday's future"

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    I actually just rebooted the server, that might have been the issue.  Who knows at this point ;).
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    Geri123
    Participant
    none
    Why not just get help from the law/police to  sort it out? Don’t think ddos is legal 😀
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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US
    We have been in touch with local authorities and it is going to escalate from there.

    They foolishly believe they can hide behind their VPN’s.

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    SudoJudo
    Participant
    none
    Based on what I have seen lately, I suspected a DDOS and more direct targeting on VS.

    A few things I believe are happening, at least from my perspective and experience in such matters.

    1) Dan’s latest incarnations are going to prove to be very serious competition for some firms down the road in the fairly close timeline.

    2) Using some methods (and sources I can’t disclose) a couple beta versions back the application when setup a specific way was proving close to 86% effective against not only all known threats, but most undisclosed/unknown methods. (including state sponsored this or that) I knew this was going to attract some attention to Dan and his resources.

    So keep it up Dan. The worse they get the better it means VS is becoming. Pissing them off is probably important validation for pointing yourself in the right direction.

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    oldschool: Wow! Hard to believe there is this much animosity toward VS and what you do @Dan. Following through with law enforcement authorities is the thing to do, besides not giving too much time to this issue here on the forum. Every distraction or redirection on the forum is a win for these clowns. Please let’s not give them the satisfaction. ^^

    I could not agree more ;).

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    Dan
    Keymaster
    US

    SudoJudo: Based on what I have seen lately, I suspected a DDOS and more direct targeting on VS.

     

    A few things I believe are happening, at least from my perspective and experience in such matters.

    1) Dan’s latest incarnations are going to prove to be very serious competition for some firms down the road in the fairly close timeline.

    2) Using some methods (and sources I can’t disclose) a couple beta versions back the application when setup a specific way was proving close to 86% effective against not only all known threats, but most undisclosed/unknown methods. (including state sponsored this or that) I knew this was going to attract some attention to Dan and his resources.

    So keep it up Dan. The worse they get the better it means VS is becoming. Pissing them off is probably important validation for pointing yourself in the right direction.

    Thank you, I appreciate that!

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    oldschool
    Participant
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    Wow! Hard to believe there is this much animosity toward VS and what you do @Dan. Following through with law enforcement authorities is the thing to do, besides not giving too much time to this issue here on the forum. Every distraction or redirection on the forum is a win for these clowns. Please let’s not give them the satisfaction. ^^
    Stay safe, not paranoid!
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    Lightning_Brian
    Participant
    US
    I would say keep the locks down hard and continue to add in some good layers of security that’s for sure. As others have said the better VS gets the more attention you will be getting and VS as a whole. Keeping the hatch locked down tight is going to help, but it will take a collective force for sure.

    I get it is a shame to have to be dealing with these things… It is not right what-so-ever. Hope these clowns get caught.

    Keep up the work Dan! You are a rock star in the security sector.

    ~Brian

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    Chris W.
    Participant
    Hi Dan, I’m brand new here, just signed in about an hour ago. First and foremost, Thank You!  VS has recently saved an old dino gaming rig of mine where nothing else would. It would seem that it works very good as an intervening/rescue agent of sorts as well. It was able to install VS with a little finesse onto a trojan_GEN32_variant RAT infected machine where every other attempt was most likely recognized as a threat and would fail. It had a little help from a couple small utilities, but in the end it installed, blocked and allowed me the chance to use many of the prescribed tools at Bleeping to remove the stubborn thing. After initial detection by Malwarebytes and an almost successful quarantine, things got decidedly more aggressive and downright violent on my hard drive, lol.  I’ve been  reading and learning and what a great idea! It’s a perfect opposing-compliment to the current attemptive-prevention products on it’s face, or rather I think I should say, they make a good ‘just in case’ to VS, but after having just ‘adapted and overcome’ with VS, it’s clearly much more powerful and I’m thinking not fully realized, lol! I’m ecstatic and can’t wait to try some other things. This is exciting stuff, especially with the mongol hoards ready to breech the walls at every turn! I want to ask if this is okay, sort of experimenting with different uses. Nothing in VS would be altered, I wouldn’t know how, but I just want to insert it into some unusual and different hostile scenarios (machines I have saved that are malware basket cases) to see what happens – and hopefully regain a couple expensive computers and their data.

    Oh, also, (Sorry I got carried away there) I was going to say, I came over from Wilder’s just now where I’ve learned a ton of great stuff and since been able to defend my current home based machines actually pretty well and know how to properly respond in quite a few situations to mitigate attacks in real time. I’m almost enjoying going online again, lol! So, reading the above posts, I immediately thought of the hundreds if not thousands of very knowledgeable and probably thankful people who would, were I more skilled and knowledgeable at present, like myself be happy to help out with a little digital cloak and dagger as it were, nothing illegal of course, but i bet some of the fellas there could run them a seriously good chase and block sort of time occupying super annoying and befuddling interference type of scenario that would leave them little time to harass and do the same to you, probably be a great way to collect some really good data on the identities and methods, too, helping with later prosecution and defense of know tactics, etc! Not to say that you’re not completely competent enough to handle it yourself, I mean no disrespect at all, this is just my two cents in having gained a little knowledge and feeling probably way too empowered to go out and finally do something to back these jerks off a notch or two. I’ve gone through five routers in the last two years and the last I watched as I plugged it in and connected the broadband fiber and watched as the name of the home network was changed inside the firmware to the old name that ‘they’ had complete control over! AT&T thought I was full of it, no way that can happen… They came out and watched again with me as it did it again. I gave them the look and they looked at each other like, ‘did you see that?’ We all just started laughing. Two more routers off of the service truck and they were locked out again, and I didn’t have to pay the $99.99 service call charge!

    Wow, looking up this probably may have/should have been in another post/topic. kind of new to forums, too, other than Wilder’s. Will head on over to the rules section next and do some studying there, too, lol!

    Thank you again, Dan, for VS, it’s time has come and I’m really glad it’s by/in your hands!!! I’ve often thought the security software industry was much like the hardware in that they wish to us every dirty trick and dole features out to us all one insignificant and useless feature at a time yet charge like it’s a whole new product sort of milking the masses type of deal and much like cell phones make them so overly complex to posses one that you just sign and hang on hoping for the least damage throughout… Do you remember MCI and ‘The Pindrop’, you could hear a pin drop in the background of a call it was so crystal clear, that’s hilarious when you think of the next big commercial as being ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ ……… and we still can’t, lol!  VS works, does what it says it will and more, and that is just so damn nice to experience again!

    Chris W.

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