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DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« on: October 15, 2016, 15:55:16 PM »
There has been an ongoing DDoS attack on one of the Stars.bz server on port 80 for last couple of days. We have mitigated most of it, added Connection Tracking and Limiting in our firewall besides other mitigation settings on the server side and network side of it. I hope this is the last of it and we can resume our services normally.

DDoS are crazy events and are very tiring and time-consuming for us and for you. These things happen once in a while and no network is bullet-proof not even big banks or bigger networks.

Best we can do is mitigate and wait. I hope most of it is over. Starz sites are now online. If this is not the case please open a ticket.

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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 07:54:09 AM »
Finally able to access the Forums. Gosh, how sad! :( Hope everything's okay soon.

Things at my site (www.teenwolfonline.net) still aren't running as smooth as they should be.
Having a lot of issues to properly access the FTP without being kicked out and there are times I can't even connect succesfully to the FTP server. Have been trying to do a file backup for a few hours now. It's a good thing I was able to do a cPanel backup, haha!

How are things now? I have a feeling things aren't working as they should be.
Can you give us (me) an update? I didn't open a new ticket as I still had an issue going on which has been responded to very, very fast. So far I haven't had any issues with Stars.bz's hosting services but things are getting a bit annoying. Hope to see these issues solved soon.

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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 20:49:34 PM »
Can we please get an update on the ongoing situation with all of our websites? My site halfway works. I've noticed others like teenwolfonline.com and worldofjustin.net are running just like my site it. AND ALSO Stars.bz isn't working 100% too. I keep seeing "this site can't be reached" error messages on every site including mine and Stars.bz. Is the problem going to be resolved anytime soon? Are you currently working to resolve the issue???

My site is mikeposnerhits.com. It's slow, sometimes works, sometimes doesn't work. I don't know if I can post anything. I'm logged into WordPress, but I'm thinking about not posting any new posts since there's still an issue and I keep getting error messages.

When can we expect this problem to be resolved? Can it be resolved at all? I'm clueless about what DDoS really is, to be honest. Does this mean everything is hopeless and that we could lose everything? God, I really hope not.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 20:54:02 PM by PinkRoseChristina »
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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 20:12:16 PM »
Yeah it's hard to update atm cause sometimes they load and then suddenly they don't. Need to refresh the pages a lot :/ I'm also having issues with stars.bz
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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 08:57:13 AM »
My site is STILL loading very slow. I received a reply from Stars.bz yesterday telling me that the server is stable and sites are running fine, but NOPE not my site or a couple other sites like worldofjustin.net.

I'd like to know if the DDoS attack has been resolved or still ongoing. I'd also like to know why the sites are still loading so slow if the DDoS attack has been stopped and resolved.

Stars.bz and this forum is still super slow as well.
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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 11:54:40 AM »
Is this why I'm having a lot of FTP problems? I've been trying to upload a new theme for my website but I keep getting a lot of errors.

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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 12:37:14 PM »
My site has been like this for over a week now before people started reporting problems. Whenever there is a glitch although few and far between all communication just breaks down. I appreciate it is time consuming and frustrating but updates every now and then I'm sure would be more than appreciated by myself and th

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Re: DDoS Attack on Stars.bz Servers
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 14:41:04 PM »
Is this why I'm having a lot of FTP problems? I've been trying to upload a new theme for my website but I keep getting a lot of errors.
That is very likely, yes.
I've had issues for about a week now.

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Is everything back to normal now? I was able to access stars.bz right away and my sites are (finally) loading like they normally would! :D
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