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    Head'n for the hills
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    Dec 21, 2008
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    SoMD / West PA
    I can't imagine why hackers would waste their time setting up DDOS Bots for attacks on this site ? Why ? ATF or Moms Demand Action running a bot boiler room in Hong Kong ?

    Happens every legislative session when we are winning the narrative.

    For some silly reason the antigunners see MDShooters as an effective communication platform where we organize. The antigunners want to disrupt that communication.

    I would imagine their earliness is due to MSI's success in court.

    At the very least, they are causing texkev to commit additional resources.
     

    Bullfrog

    Ultimate Member
    Oct 8, 2009
    14,976
    Carroll County
    I can't imagine why hackers would waste their time setting up DDOS Bots for attacks on this site ? Why ? ATF or Moms Demand Action running a bot boiler room in Hong Kong ?


    DDoS stands for distributed denial of service. It likely isn't coming from a boiler room in HK where the people executing it are physically present, but rather a group of servers that have been compromised. The person(s) originating the DDoS from those servers could be in Maryland, some other state, or some other country.

    They also don't usually compromise servers somewhere for a specific attack. Hackers will compromise systems and use them for a long time, for various purposes. Storing their tools, data, jump points into other systems, etc.

    DDoS is the last thing they would do usually after they have outlived other uses, because their control is often exposed at that point.

    Whoever compromised the servers and controls them either uses them for lulz themselves or sometimes will hire them out for service.
     

    Art3

    Eqinsu Ocha
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    Jan 30, 2015
    13,212
    Harford County
    Somebody's probably bogging things down by uploading pictures to the "epic funny picture conversation thread"
     

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