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The FPA website is under attack

Discussion in 'General Forex Talk' started by AsstModerator, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. AsstModerator

    AsstModerator FPA Forums and Reviews Admin

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    Hello Troops,

    You may have noticed some difficulties accessing the FPA's website during the last few weeks. A couple of the smallest outages were routine database maintenance. There is another explanation for some of the longer outages.

    Some scammers don't want you to read what's posted about them at the FPA. They've paid some hackers to launch a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. This is where hundreds or thousands of computers are remotely controlled by a hacker who uses them to try to crash a website.

    A side effect of this on Saturday was a longer outage that left many loyal members seeing an incorrect "You have been banned" error message. I think the programmers have that issue resolved, so it shouldn't happen again.

    When I do ban a forums account, there's always a reason given. That reason will be displayed if a banned person tries to login. If you do encounter an error like this without a reason displayed, or if the site doesn't load for you, don't worry. Just try back again in a couple of hours.

    The FPA has been DDoSed before, and the site will be DDoSed again. Each time, the programmers learn more about how to prevent the issues. The first known incident began in late August 2008 and continued on and off until the middle of 2009. There have been many smaller incidents since then.

    I consider an attack like this to be a good sign. It means that the FPA is doing its job. The website has information posted that one or more scammers don't want you to see. They are so determined to keep you from reading what's written that they have paid a lot of money to criminal hackers for a sustained attack against the website.
     
  2. Jon Dempsey

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    Keep up the good work.
     
  3. AsstModerator

    AsstModerator FPA Forums and Reviews Admin

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    Prime4x has a history of trying to shut down websites they don't like, and some of the most recent information probably has Omari (Amary?) looking for a new apartment.

    Investtech Fx isn't too happy about their recent scam finding.

    The scam of the year winners aren't too happy to have their misdeeds brought back to the forefront.

    Then there are all the other old scam findings and court cases, plus new information about bad companies coming in every day.

    So many possible suspects.
     
  4. Unseen

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    we are all with you, and appreciate very much all your efforts to keep the site alive, and to protect forex traders all over the world from scammers!
     
  5. Andrey best

    Andrey best Recruit

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    Don't you worry Lieutenant we understand. Keep it up
     
  6. Antny

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    Thanks for letting us know! Keep up the good work!:)
     
  7. whiterabbit

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    good luck and keep up a great work
     
  8. Denny W

    Denny W Private, 1st Class

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    certainly this kind attack will not defeat us we will fight again until all scammer perish in this forex world
     
  9. shoebox

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    Spot on!

    Hi All at FPA,
    We need people like you to show up the scum scammers for what they really are. Keep hitting the nail on the head!!


    Mike
     
  10. Joh

    Joh Sergeant Major

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    re hackers

    Yeah to all the above -let the scammers and others out there that have not been named as yet as scammers but are- please take note -United we stand and lets fight the mongrels - Great work pls keep it up :)
     

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