1. Well, that was intense. A series of high profile DDoS's got my profile on the FBI want list, and it was a race against time to purge my identity before my machine got trashed.

    Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:48:56 UTC from web
    1. @ceruleanspark You got DDoS'd?

      Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:51:08 UTC from web
      1. @northernnarwhal Only in a silly browser game.

        Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:57:17 UTC from web
        1. @ceruleanspark Oh, that's good. I was worried for a second there.

          Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:58:39 UTC from web
          1. @northernnarwhal Can you believe it's been over a year since the last time that happened

            Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:59:07 UTC from web
            1. @ceruleanspark 365 0 since last accident

              Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:59:34 UTC from web
            2. @ceruleanspark But in actuality I don't even think I knew about the previous DDoS's. Did any of them actually follow through?

              Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:03:06 UTC from web
              1. @northernnarwhal We got one once, for a while. I turned Cloudflare on and eventually they went away.

                Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:04:21 UTC from web
                1. @ceruleanspark What would want with a site like this anyway? User information? Server space?

                  Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:11:06 UTC from web
                  1. @northernnarwhal Getyiffed, maybe?

                    Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:11:25 UTC from web
                  2. @northernnarwhal A DDoS only prevents a machine from communicating with the outside world. It doesn't give any access to the machine itself. The likely cause was "someone hates us/bronies and wants the site to die"

                    Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:26:57 UTC from web
                    1. @redenchilada Oh, I guess I must've confused it with something else. Thanks for clearing it up.

                      Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:28:32 UTC from web
                    2. @redenchilada You probably could get a poorly configured server to leak data with a DDoS. If PHP or MySQL dies and starts spewing error messages into the browser, for instance. A DDoS could also be used to guarantee the servers RAM was full/flushed for something like Heartbleed to work properly.

                      Monday, 13-Apr-15 11:40:16 UTC from web
    2. @ceruleanspark Not sure if legit, or just playing Uplink...

      Friday, 10-Apr-15 20:58:33 UTC from web
      1. @rctm It's close to uplink, but, being played largely against human opponents, much easier.

        Friday, 10-Apr-15 21:03:18 UTC from web