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#332151 - 12/21/10 06:40 PM Axiom Downed December 21st
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
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Hi Everyone;

Just a quick note to those of you were trying to log on today. At about 11:30 eastern Axiom was wiped out by an extremely targeted DDoS. At its peak, over 9,000 computers in a botnet were trying to access the site simultaneously, generating over thousands of hits per second.

Although nothing was compromised on our servers, we couldn't ban enough IPs to keep the server responding to regular human visitors. The rotation velocity was too much to take the IP banning approach.

We're investigating further but the site should hold now. Wanted to give you the update.
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#332155 - 12/21/10 07:01 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: Amie]
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Weird!

Amie, is it possible that these all came from the North?

Santa's elves might be looking to order crazy numbers of speakers to fulfill lists from those who were "nice"?
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#332160 - 12/21/10 07:47 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Axiom must have pulled their funding to Wikileaks....
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#332162 - 12/21/10 08:28 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: terzaghi]
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AMIE!
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#332164 - 12/21/10 09:18 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: terzaghi]
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Thanks for the info, Amie. Hope everything's fine now.
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#332165 - 12/21/10 09:57 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: Adrian]
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I had to look up DDoS blush I'm glad everything is okay, Amie!
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#332167 - 12/21/10 10:00 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson


Amie, is it possible that these all came from the North?


Following up on your lead, we did a little investigation. *ahem* Santa's clean but several people fell off his gift list after the interrogation . . . pursuit of the responsible party is ongoing . . .
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#332168 - 12/21/10 10:02 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: Amie]
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Originally Posted By: Amie
Following up on your lead, we did a little investigation. *ahem* Santa's clean but several people fell off his gift list after the interrogation . . . pursuit of the responsible party is ongoing . . .


grin
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#332169 - 12/21/10 10:13 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: sonicfox]
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Seriously tho, that is a bunch of crap. Don't people have better things to do?
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#332171 - 12/21/10 10:24 PM Re: Axiom Downed December 21st [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Probably all of those audiopiles out there... smile

Glad to see that things are back to normal. Just look at it this way, an attack like this is a sign that Axiom has gotten big enough to come into the cross-hairs of somebody. They are just jealous of the Axiom product line.


Edited by nickbuol (12/21/10 10:25 PM)
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