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Posted: Sep 3, 2009 12:05pm
Jun 16, 2009

Randy Paynter said that Care2 is under attack as we speak. 


He said; "Care2 and the PetitionSite have been under a DOS attack since around 9:30pm last night.  The attack is aimed specifically at thepetitionsite.com, but because both sites are located on the same servers, all service has been affected. 

 At this time, we do not know who is behind the attack. During a DOS attack, what usually happens is that computers around the world (which have been infected by a particular virus) suddenly start sending lots of requests to a website, overwhelming it.  This current attack is very widespread and thus hard to stop.

 We are working with our ISP and taking measures internally to stop the attack. It may still be sometime before service is back to normal.

 We will post updates here, or on our twitter accounts if Care2 becomes inaccessible:

Randy Paynter (Care2 Founder and President)

Care2

 Please bear with us. We're doing everything we can to stop this attack."

 


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This is why over the last few days, members may have had problems with the site. If it continues, know that the forces of darkness are trying the best they can to shut down Care2 and all of the good work being done here as well as on the Petition Site. 

Someone out there is really feeling the heat from Care2, and fighting back, illegally of course. A DOS attack is basically hijacking a lot of computers with a virus and making them attack the target computer. 

An example is provided below. Often thousands of computers are taken over by a virus, which then all attack one computer like Care2 at the same time.   

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Denial-of-service attack



"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 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 root nameservers."

Source; Wikipedia at 
Site Status: Care2 and the Petitionsite are experiencing a DOS attack, making the sites very slow. Please see Care2 twitter account for updates
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Posted: Jun 16, 2009 4:08pm
May 28, 2006
From http://talkaboutsoftware.com/group/
microsoft.public.security.virus/messages/69414.html


If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on
your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it
too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass
this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using
this accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience.


It sounds like an unimaginative variation on an Instant Messaging Hoax.
  The claims are certainly impossible.

Symantec Security Response - YIM Hard drive killer Hoax
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/
data/yim.hard.drive.killer.hoax.html


     It's important to remember that almost _any_ email virus warning is a hoax, designed to do two things:

1) Primarily to bog down email systems by having well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of otherwise valueless email warnings.

2) Cause unnecessary panic among those same people.

When you receive a warning like this, the *first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or more of the following web sites:

Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

F-Secure  Security Information Center - Hoaxes
http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/hoax/

Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
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Posted: May 28, 2006 8:13am
Feb 10, 2006
From http://talkaboutsoftware.com/group/
microsoft.public.security.virus/messages/69414.html


"If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus."

It sounds like an unimaginative variation on an Instant Messaging Hoax. The claims are certainly impossible.

Symantec Security Response - YIM Hard drive killer Hoax
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/
data/yim.hard.drive.killer.hoax.html


     It's important to remember that almost _any_ email virus warning is a hoax, designed to do two things:

1) Primarily to bog down email systems by having well-meaning but uniformed people send out hundreds of otherwise valueless email warnings.

2) Cause unnecessary panic among those same people.

When you receive a warning like this, the *first* thing you should do is check its veracity at one or more of the following web sites:

Symantec Security Response - Hoax Page
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

F-Secure  Security Information Center - Hoaxes
http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/hoax/

Trend Micro Hoax Encyclopedia, alerts
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax.asp
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Posted: Feb 10, 2006 8:59am

 

 
 
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