VirusTotal overload?

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VirusTotal overload?

Postby ColoradoChris » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:32 pm

Just went over to VT for some research and they have a message about being overloaded and wait time. I didn't think it would be that bad. I submitted the sample and I was 1500 in queue!! What's going on? Think it's an attack? I just can't see how that amount of demand is even possible. VT's not THAT popular. But I have no clue. Maybe it's the paranoia in me, but that's what my first thought was. Let me know how long it lasts.
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Re: VirusTotal overload?

Postby spamislame » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:31 am

I'm not seeing that particular issue, but then: it's now the following morning.

It makes me wonder if there are individuals out there that do automated bulk-testing to try to seed their database with more mutations. (It's possible.)

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