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DDOS Against 10MinuteMail

You may have noticed 10MinuteMail was unavailable for a few minutes over the last couple of days. 10MinuteMail recently came under a DDOS attack which locked up the site a few times. Most of the malicious traffic came from the Netherlands, Germany, and to a lesser extend other European countries and the USA. Initially I dealt with it by generating a list of the malicious IPs and adding them to my block list. However, the DDOS kept spreading (botnet?) so I finally did what I should have done ages ago, and tuned my CSF/IPTables firewall to block DDOS patterns. So far so good:)

I have NO IDEA why anyone would be attacking 10MinuteMail. It’s very odd.

By |2010-02-21T17:29:13+00:00February 21st, 2010|10MinuteMail, Security|2 Comments

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  1. Shen Rustemi August 8, 2010 at 1:45 am - Reply

    One pokes first…..

    Sorry to hear of your glitch, on the other hand, it’s small unexpected incidents which help us become more efficient.

    You have a tool which could be useful to certain groups.


  2. sLOmO October 27, 2012 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Hey, it means you are famous now xD

    It is really strange that you would be getting targeted. I guess it is what happens when hackertrolls get bored.
    Most likely it is just zombie servers launching attacks, I cannot imagine some one actually choosing to attack 10MinuteMail.

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