Where Have A Lot Of PTC Sites Gone???
August 20, 2008 9:40pm CST
well, quite a few PTC sites have been fading in and out lately and i may have found the reason. i just picked this up at the CroClix frum: [i] Current Attacks On CWC Network and Other Ptcs « on: August 20, 2008, 09:25:39 PM » Dear all, We are doing everything we can to suppress these malicious DDoS Attacks, attacking a whole network of PTCs. We are being unable to carry out our work properly and server is constantly having periods of inactivity. As I speak CroClix is fine and accessible but at times it might get offline again. This is not some usual DDoS attack affecting 1 site, but a huge, massive one affecting whole networks and Ptcs. It seems that a person or group of people blackmailed various Ptc owners to give them money or they will attack as they have done and are currently doing. Please bare with us during these hard hours. Here I quote www.uronlinebiz.com owners, own experience: " UrOnlineBiz blackmailed and under DoS attack! August 19, 2008 On Saturday the 16th of August UrOnlineBiz recieved blackmail from a person demanding money or he would perform a DoS attack on our servers. Two other emails just like this came on Sunday. At the same time the server started getting attacked and it continued throughout Monday and is still going on as I am writing this article. We contacted several other PTC sites that seemed to have problems and some of them confirmed that they were under attack too. So far no one has given in to the blackmailers demands and the attacks grow stronger. UrOnlineBiz and UrOnlineBux contacted the police and Interpol last night and this morning we talked to the person in charge of the investigation. All black mail has been sent to the police and they are now tracing it to see if they can find the responsible person. What is a DoS attack? From wikipedia: "A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted, malevolent efforts of a person or persons to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even DNS root servers. One common method of attack involves saturating the target (victim) machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable. In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing the targeted computer(s) to reset, or consume its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately. Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the IAB's Internet proper use policy. They also commonly constitute violations of the laws of individual nations." Should any PTC site that are being black mailed give in to the demands it will mean the end of a lot of PTC sites since a black mailer will not stop once he gets paid, but continue. If your site is under attack too then contact us send copies of any black mail and we will forward them to the police and the investigators. DDoS Attack continues August 20, 2008 The DDoS attack has now reached day 3 and the attacks are getting worse. Over 1Gb per sec is sent to our main IP and according to our webhost it is affecting their whole network and not just our server. In order to get the information out to our members we created a blog with the latest updates of the attack. We have also been contacted by several other PT owners who tell us they are under attack too. Bux.to, Neobux, World Clix, CroClix, MatrixPTC, PTCdatabase are just a few of the victims. Neobux and Bux.to managed to decrease their attacks and their sites are back up again but there are disturbances and a bit laggy from time to time. UrOnlineBux has backups stored every 6 hours on an external hardrive and no matter what happens to the server the member accounts can be restored to what they were just an hour before the DoS attack. " --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All issues of referral processing and technical issues will be continued as soon as this matter is sorted out. Please understand us, we are doing everything we can! Thank you, CroClix Admin[/i]
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22 Aug 08
That's very alarming to hear. I have just cashed out of bux.to, xclix, and foxcash and awaiting payment. I hope I get paid because I have put alot of effort into these sites. I hope this problem gets solved already. I think alot of people are worried, not just me.