Msg#: 2006 posted 11:26 am on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
"We are experiencing intermittent service outages today with purchases due to a DDOS attack that began on Friday. The attacks appear to be part of an extortion plot. Four engineers are working on the problem in addition to our upstream providers. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to minimize and eliminate it's effect. Thank you for your patience."
Msg#: 2006 posted 11:46 am on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
I had problems logging in to the sellers area late Friday evening GMT but have had no such problems logging in since then, they must be controlling the DDOS with some degree of success. Sales have been processed since it began.
Perhaps the previous attacks on 2CO were also part of a larger extortion plot? Not that long ago the BBC ran a report on online casinos and betting shops being blackmailed, or they would be attacked on big days like the Grand National. I hope that this isn't a sign of things to come.
"2Checkout continues to fight an extortion-based DDOS attack. We apologize for any service interruptions you or your customers may have encountered. Rest assured that our full staff and others are working relentlessly to combat the attack and minimize any effects.
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