DDoS against WOT

Reports and investigations into Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

DDoS against WOT

Postby AlphaCentauri » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:37 am

Denial of service attack against WOT:
http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/13360-net ... ment-97020

It appears that anyone who clicked on a particular ad on another site initiated a very extensive search on WOT's database. They had to disable their search function.
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Re: DDoS against WOT

Postby meep » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:17 am

wow, big news for sure. Some spammers are angry, I would guess.
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Re: DDoS against WOT

Postby NotBuyingIt » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:03 pm

meep wrote:wow, big news for sure. Some spammers are angry, I would guess.
All sorts of people have grudges against WOT.

Having no idea what is behind any DoS attack, I'll make wild guesses anyhow. My #1 wild guess is that it has something to do with this
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/artic ... t-25340210

My #2 wild guess (much less likely, I think) is that it has something to do with this
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/irage ... t-25029490
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Re: DDoS against WOT

Postby AlphaCentauri » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:49 pm

#1 has too much to lose if caught.

#2 is immature enough to do it, but if you've got the resources to conduct a DoS, why host a forum you've worked on so much with a free hosting site that can shut you down whenever they want?

I was thinking of pharma or fake AV; we've been leaning on them pretty hard and scored some kills recently
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