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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.

Posted by INtense! on Dec 20th, 2010

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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sgtmyers88 Dec 21 2010 replied:

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- Dec 20 2010 says:

Why would anyone want to DDOS moddb?

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Lazy6pyro Dec 20 2010 replied:

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 Dec 20 2010 replied:

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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TotalSnappy Dec 20 2010 replied:

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 Dec 20 2010 replied:

DDoSing ModDB is just plain stupid.

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Dotmister Dec 21 2010 replied:

It's probably related to Desura

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Cybio Dec 23 2010 replied:

It's not only ModDB ;-)

The CnC Saga Network was attacked, too ...

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0Buzz Dec 24 2010 replied:

My thoughts exacly, childish people.

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gamechaser002 Dec 20 2010 says:

three words:

Fight, Win, Prevail

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Kai-Li Dec 20 2010 says:

Uh oh ... hate those guys doing this.

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Gunship_Mark_II Dec 20 2010 says:

Anyone who attacking ModDB have no honor.

Burn with Napalm all who will do this again.

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BluishGreenPro Dec 20 2010 says:

That's awful, I hope everything is fixed.

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Minuit Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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acesim Dec 20 2010 replied:

Haha that's true

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Yshaana Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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cW#Ravenblood Dec 20 2010 says:

Than they didn't deserved it <.<

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ammd Dec 20 2010 says:

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! Dec 20 2010 replied:

it is significantly more than that.

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R3ven Dec 20 2010 replied:


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Katana_ Dec 20 2010 replied:

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

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█Black/Brunez█ Dec 20 2010 says:

Damn... hate DDOS =/

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

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w0dk4 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 21 2010 replied:

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 Dec 21 2010 replied:

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

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altercuca Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

I blame the humble indie bundle :p

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s87 Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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nerdenstein Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 21 2010 replied:

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

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TheOneandOnly Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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Havvie Dec 20 2010 says:

DDoSing ModDB? Lame. :|

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Prez Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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Mr.P Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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! Dec 20 2010 replied:

that is correct

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arieas Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 20 2010 says:

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 Dec 21 2010 replied:


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Spooboy Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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Sierra-93 Dec 20 2010 says:

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

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ImperialKaskins Dec 21 2010 says:

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

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JohnnyMaverik Dec 21 2010 says:

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

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