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KAG Offline for Last 1 Hour

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by FliesLikeABrick, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. FliesLikeABrick

    FliesLikeABrick THD Team THD Team Administrator Global Moderator


    Hello KAGers!

    King Arthur’s Gold APIs, site, forums and other dev-hosted services have been offline for approximately the last hour due to a large DDoS targeting our ISP. This DDoS was not targeting KAG but was large enough (tens of gigabits per second) to take our ISP entirely offline.

    The network has now recovered and all KAG resources are once again available. We apologize for the disruption, this is not an incident we have a means to avoid nor is it something that has occurred in the past.

    Game on!

    hans_02, Iamaclay, Piano and 7 others like this.
  2. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

    >Rich kid gets trolled and gets destroyed in Call of Duty.
    >Rich kid finds out said troll's ISP.
    >Rich kid buys any of the multiple DDoS programs out there for a couple hundred bucks.
    >Rich kid DDoSes and takes down a major ISP to make himself feel superior.
    >Process repeats until government agency breaks into said rich kids home and throws him in a Juvenile Detention Center.
    >No more Call of Duty for rich kid.
    >Only Call of Booty: Rich White Kid edition.
    NinjaCell, -Tj-, hans_02 and 5 others like this.
  3. kedram

    kedram Drill Rusher Tester

    is that what happened? xD, ive always wondered why people ddosd kag ;/
  4. FliesLikeABrick

    FliesLikeABrick THD Team THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

    This one was not targeting KAG, it was something else at the ISP being targeted and knocked the entire ISP offline for an hour
    link6155 and BlueLuigi like this.
  5. RogueCupcake

    RogueCupcake Haxor Official Server Admin

    What is DDoS?
  6. FliesLikeABrick

    FliesLikeABrick THD Team THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

    Distributed Denial of Service - a malintended person who controls a large number of machines (usually virus-infected servers and personal computers) sends or bounces a large amount of traffic towards a victim site/network, overwhelming it and taking it offline.

    You can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack
    NinjaCell and RogueCupcake like this.
  7. Iamaclay

    Iamaclay Shark Slayer

    How I imagine a DDoS attack:

    A walled City stands isolated in the center of the continent.
    Thousands of roads, wide enough to fit even ten carriages side by side span in every compass direction, countless aqueducts extrude from this brilliant City of connection.
    Trade and commerce is bountiful, from the local area airways to the international submarine network, this City is but one of millions littering the world, connecting us all.

    Even the first-party, pay-to-play "sub-networks" designed exclusively for the mindless drones to gain infinite killstreaks are happily allowed to join in on this amazing feat of global agreement.

    This period of plentiful data swapping glory is in a golden age, with an ever increasing number of roads - each wider than its predecessor.

    All Cities feel joy and happiness, that is, until the day.

    The drones, normally kept subdued by their unending ability to gain many prestige and pwn, are unsettled.
    One among them, spoiled by his wealth, has just conceded a match against his fellow 13-year-old drones.
    Raging hormones and self-righteousness fuel his unquenchable thirst for revenge.

    Spreading his tendrils of wealth and malice, he corrupts thousands of users on the very network he shares.
    Now prepared for pwnge, he commands his legion to burn, disrupt and overwhelm.

    Via millions of simultaneous pictures of flaccid dicks, the legion floods the City.

    Aqueducts instantly evaporate, roads are blockaded and the City falls under Darkness.

    His job now done, the misaligned one recalls his legion, to return to a sleep state.

    Now free of unending cock, the City begins to reboot, commerce recommences and all resume, tentatively yet surely.

    This has happened before. The War is never quite won.

    They know this, yet they have no defense,for the very centre of their civilisation - open communication of the most bootiful design - is their greatest weakness.

    And for this, they may never be quite prepared for the next attack. They may only be ready to fall and rebuild once more.
  8. Duplolas

    Duplolas So Sad

    Also its pretty sad that its legal in a few countries to ddos but not everywhere else.

    Also the fact that you can legally DOS people (not ddos) from your computer's cmd is ridiculous.
    lomichelotti likes this.
  9. Downburst

    Downburst Mindblown Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester

    The ISP is American, so I guess American law applies.