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It appears we are been targeted by a ddos attack presently. We are working as hard as we can to keep the site operational.

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Expect the site to be unstable while we attempt to keep the site running, and I thank you all for your patience and support. This is affecting ModDB, IndieDB and Desura.

We shall work hard to continue showcasing the best mod and indie games of 2010, but may have to delay the announcement of a few of the winners.


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ytres
ytres

Silly DDOS attacks. A common way of ******* off server owners.

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sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88

Or regular folks trying to post news updates for their Mods. I had to delay my news post for a couple of days because of it.

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-Str!ker-
-Str!ker-

Why would anyone want to DDOS moddb?

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Lazy6pyro
Lazy6pyro

I'm going to guess that a fanboy for a mod didn't get a moddb award, so he got his botnet and tried to play hacker.

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auroraparadox
auroraparadox

You might very well be right Lazy6pro. The timing would suggest such a thing. I hope ModDB can resolve this soon.

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TotallySnappy
TotallySnappy

Hope you resolve the matter soon, moddb seems like a pointless target but hey that's just logic talking!

Sometimes the reply system bites me when i pressed reply rather than + 1 -_-

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MrMazure
MrMazure

DDoSing ModDB is just plain stupid.

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Dotmister
Dotmister

It's probably related to Desura

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Cybio
Cybio

It's not only ModDB ;-)

The CnC Saga Network was attacked, too ...

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0Buzz
0Buzz

My thoughts exacly, childish people.

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gamechaser002
gamechaser002

three words:

Fight, Win, Prevail

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li

Uh oh ... hate those guys doing this.

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

Anyone who attacking ModDB have no honor.

Burn with Napalm all who will do this again.

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro

That's awful, I hope everything is fixed.

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Minuit
Minuit

Haha, stupid nerds and their "cyber-warfare".

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acesim
acesim

Haha that's true

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Yshaana
Yshaana

DDoS the day I post news makes me a sad candy... T.T

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cW#Ravenblood

Than they didn't deserved it <.<

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ammd
ammd

Moddb severs are so power full, they can be reachd even during a ddos attack. This, or he is attacking with just 500 bot-pcs's.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

it is significantly more than that.

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R3ven
R3ven

O_O

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Katana_
Katana_

would a good bet be ~20, 25k machines?

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█Brunez█
█Brunez█

Damn... hate DDOS =/

Those guys should eat sh*t, be skinned, multilated and be trowed for the lions.

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w0dk4
w0dk4

Since I've had to deal with DDOS attacks myself, I feel your pain :(

Seems like someone's jealous of your success!

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Jok3r098
Jok3r098

What does he/she hope to acomplish. its not like the servers'll stay shut down -_-, what a douche

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Matt_Bak3r
Matt_Bak3r

attacking moddb that is very intelligent. attacking a mod community which is there for giving out free mods....... truely the world is pathetic.

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Otreum
Otreum

People attacking websites like moddb have the same mentality as those who crack and pirate games that are only a few dollars (you pay more for a coffee!), then complain that games are too costly...
It's the same mentality as a street thug who bashes someone just for the sake of bashing them.
It's nothing more than a mere power trip and to gloat to his/her like minded friends.
It's damn good to see the servers holding up though, that's like kicking dirt in the attackers face :) Well done and I hope you guys don't get attacked again.

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Acetyl
Acetyl

Actually, on a socio-psychological level, its more likely extreme petty irritation due to a lack of control in one's life, and a long history of personal failure and inability / general feeling of powerlessness and insufficiency.

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake

uhm no they dont have the same mentality at all....

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altercuca
altercuca

who is that pathetic looser who is so ****** that his mod didn't win and finds DDOS to be a way to show "ModDB" what is capable of!?!

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BlueSpirit
BlueSpirit

It's times like this that I wish I remained hacking, trace and hack the idiot(s) who did this. But very good work on keeping your servers up

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geokes
geokes

I blame the humble indie bundle :p

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s87
s87

Really mean to launch a DDOS attack a few days before christmas... maybe it's the MOTY-Grinch? ^^

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nerdenstein
nerdenstein

I don't even see the point in such attacks.
I mean, why a humble gaming site?
Pathetic really. Nice to see you guys sorted it :)

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BoneofFear
BoneofFear

Probably some 12 Year Old XBox 360 fan boi,but is is wunderbar to see Moddb STILL online with almost no hitch.Great job guys and keep up the good work,Moddb SHALL PREVAIL!

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake

Well that...uhm..makes sense...

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TheOneandOnly
TheOneandOnly

Oh no! A temporary minor inconvenience! How will we go on?

Your cyber-warfare is no match for my sarcasm defence, henceforth known as the SarCannon.

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walango
walango

What's the point of attacking this site? Its harmless and fun to be here.

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Havvie
Havvie

DDoSing ModDB? Lame. :|

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Prez
Prez

I will never understand how someone can get their jollies from doing **** like this.

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Mr.P
Mr.P

Maybe it's in response to Desura. Although there have been alot of these attacks reported in the news lately...most of them related to wikileaks. Maybe a new generation is just finding out how to do this, hmm?

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

Is it why I can't update my desura client? It keeps saying it cannot reach the host or I am not connected to the internet or something? =(

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INtense! Author
INtense!

that is correct

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arieas
arieas

Every wondered if people really can have 'no life'? Here's the proof. :D

Was trying to look at some mods as well when it seemed to have happened, wondered why it all slowed up. At least it still stands.

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Aragon_Speed
Aragon_Speed

Are you sure it's a DDOS attack, and not just a lot of hits from where we released our mod. ^^

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Theon
Theon

Rofl:p

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Spooboy
Spooboy

What ********. Don't they know work is being done here?

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Sierra-93
Sierra-93

I think whoever is behind this attack just reached santas naughty list...

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ImperialKaskins
ImperialKaskins

Stupid clowns want causing people inconvenience!
Damn it, that fellow must be a loser only can do this

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

They can try to take our servers but they'll never take our freedom. -_-

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