Post news RSS DDOS causing system instability

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 on

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.


Comments  (0 - 50 of 82)
ytres
ytres - - 1,800 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88 - - 2,830 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
-Str!ker-
-Str!ker- - - 33 comments

Why would anyone want to DDOS moddb?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+20 votes
Lazy6pyro
Lazy6pyro - - 501 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+67 votes
auroraparadox
auroraparadox - - 38 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+13 votes
MrMazure
MrMazure - - 223 comments

DDoSing ModDB is just plain stupid.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+19 votes
Dotmister
Dotmister - - 7 comments

It's probably related to Desura

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Cybio
Cybio - - 1,010 comments

It's not only ModDB ;-)

The CnC Saga Network was attacked, too ...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
EternalGamesNaN
EternalGamesNaN - - 85 comments

My thoughts exacly, childish people.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
gamechaser002
gamechaser002 - - 95 comments

three words:

Fight, Win, Prevail

Reply Good karma Bad karma+10 votes
Kai-Li
Kai-Li - - 169 comments

Uh oh ... hate those guys doing this.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II - - 4,864 comments

Anyone who attacking ModDB have no honor.

Burn with Napalm all who will do this again.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+15 votes
BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro - - 534 comments

That's awful, I hope everything is fixed.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
Yshaana
Yshaana - - 60 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
cW#Ravenblood - - 6,703 comments

Than they didn't deserved it <.<

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
ammd
ammd - - 1,003 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma-3 votes
INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,098 comments

it is significantly more than that.

Reply Good karma+6 votes
R3ven
R3ven - - 2,022 comments

O_O

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Katana_
Katana_ - - 272 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma-2 votes
justgoaway
justgoaway - - 8,208 comments

Damn... hate DDOS =/

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
w0dk4
w0dk4 - - 129 comments

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

Seems like someone's jealous of your success!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
Jok3r098
Jok3r098 - - 236 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Matt_Bak3r
Matt_Bak3r - - 347 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+16 votes
Otreum
Otreum - - 767 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Acetyl
Acetyl - - 149 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake - - 98 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
BlueSpirit
BlueSpirit - - 3 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
geokes
geokes - - 96 comments

I blame the humble indie bundle :p

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
s87
s87 - - 112 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+9 votes
Benjimable
Benjimable - - 544 comments

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 :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
BoneofFear
BoneofFear - - 167 comments

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!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake - - 98 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
TheOneandOnly
TheOneandOnly - - 231 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
walango
walango - - 272 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Havvie
Havvie - - 27 comments

DDoSing ModDB? Lame. :|

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Prez
Prez - - 158 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Mr.P
Mr.P - - 105 comments

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?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja - - 809 comments

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? =(

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,098 comments

that is correct

Reply Good karma+5 votes
arieas
arieas - - 313 comments

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Aragon_Speed
Aragon_Speed - - 66 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Theon
Theon - - 713 comments

Rofl:p

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Spooboy
Spooboy - - 2,028 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Sierra-93
Sierra-93 - - 92 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
ImperialKaskins
ImperialKaskins - - 1,229 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik - - 469 comments

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Ennui
Ennui - - 420 comments

Probably some butthurt Minecraft anti-fanboy that's mad at Moddb for giving Minecraft awards. You'd be surprised how angry people get at Notch over Minecraft stuff.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
dsi1
dsi1 - - 157 comments

Notch got insanely lazy after he stopped being the only person working on it.

bluh bluh minecraft

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Cameron:D
Cameron:D - - 312 comments

I think it is as simple as:
"Someone mentioned Minecraft"

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Lucífer
Lucífer - - 3,393 comments

Their IP should be released for all to see. That is proper payback. ^_^

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
ambershee
ambershee - - 865 comments

It'll be a botnet of people who are all unaware that they're even participating in the attack.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Jok3r098
Jok3r098 - - 236 comments

BAN them all i say!

Reply Good karma Bad karma-3 votes
Jok3r098
Jok3r098 - - 236 comments

hopefully mr 12 year old - xbox fan boi- just learned how to hack - lame - dickweed, will get bored and give up :P and we can let people part of the botnet back

Reply Good karma Bad karma-3 votes
Cameron:D
Cameron:D - - 312 comments

Relevant: Imgs.xkcd.com

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
hogsy
hogsy - - 619 comments

Hah! I'm sure someday something like that will happen.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.