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  27-Oct-14, 18:10   #1
Party poker admit being dossed! 0 
IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2196
So I was right, shame it took so long to admit it...

Hi Nicola,

As you may be aware, we recently suffered a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack that affected logins and forced us to cancel some of our Pokerfest tournaments on Sunday 26th October.

Although this was not under our control, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have suffered and have therefore credited your account with a free $25.00 USD bonus.

Please rest assured that your account details were not compromised in any way, and that we are working hard and with the relevant authorities to ensure that this does not happen again. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Customer Service team, otherwise we look forward to seeing you at the tables soon.

     
  27-Oct-14, 18:51   #2
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pinotte 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Canada
Age: 73 (M)
Posts: 3494
Sorry ice but just google ddos and you will see that there is a lot of way to be protected against these attacks. I really dont understand a poker site like Party Poker not having protection against that.

this week PokerStars had a connection problem that was settle in less than 0.30min.

If they are attack its because they are an easy target wich is not very good for their reputation.

Also this was not the first time they had connection problem and were not fixed.

I just dont believed them and tend to believe what cougar said yesterday. Party Poker with their new software and server is just not able to serve the customers they have on sunday the biggest day of the week.
Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap!

     
  27-Oct-14, 19:00   #3
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IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2196
I totally believe them, its fairly easy to put big companies with big servers under enough pressure to take them offline or at least disrupt them.

Also, these problems have come just over the past couple of weeks. They haven't had a surge of players.

That said, I am in live chat now saying how unacceptable their reply has been

     
  27-Oct-14, 19:10   #4
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pinotte 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Canada
Age: 73 (M)
Posts: 3494
I agree with you that big companies have suffered attacks however when they are attack once they take mesure to correct the situation.

Party Poker suffered a lot of problem and if they werte all from attacks they did not solve the problem. And this apply 888 who is suffering the same problem.
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  27-Oct-14, 19:14   #5
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IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2196
if the dos is big enough, its limited to what they can do.

paypal/ebay etc get hit on a fairly regular basis, costing them sales, they cant stop it and they are two of the biggest companies in the world.


     
  27-Oct-14, 19:18   #6
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4857
There's pretty much a way around pretty much every kind of security of you are intent enough on trying your hand. Even big providers are susceptible and perhaps the bigger you are the easier or further you can fall. Let's not just sites dos they are attacked...let's support them and praise them for sorting it quickly.

     
  27-Oct-14, 19:18   #7
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3177
Thanks for showing us their reply IQA,it's good to see that but what did you say to them ?
i would just like to know as i might be sending them an email,although i didn't lose any money i couldn't log in the other night and was a bit pissed after it happened on stars beforehand, i did win $18 on P..K..R though. Smile

     
  27-Oct-14, 19:21   #8
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
Age: 56 (M)
Posts: 5681

As soon as I saw some problems the mobsters were talking about here,...and in particular, Party Poker,....I withdrew ALL my cash out of there,...with the exception of about $6...! Dollar Thumbs Up

With all the shennannigans in the past with some of the sites,...I ain't takin' any chances of my cash getting gobbled up by some known or unknown entity...! Spade

When things look all settled,...I'll send my cash back...! I like partypoker,...I hope they sort it out...! Smile Thumbs Up

     
  27-Oct-14, 20:01   #9
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IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2196
Posted by teddybears73:
Thanks for showing us their reply IQA,it's good to see that but what did you say to them ?
i would just like to know as i might be sending them an email,although i didn't lose any money i couldn't log in the other night and was a bit pissed after it happened on stars beforehand, i did win $18 on P..K..R though. Smile


I was complaining last night in livechat, think its an extension to that. They gave me a $25 bonus. But its 250 points to clear, in 15 days.
I clear 1.5-2 points a day.

I complained again.

     
  27-Oct-14, 20:35   #10
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10021
With internet and hacking or attacks isnt mush that you can actually do.
It is always the same scenario. A new attack, or hack, or virus will appear,
they will all rush to find a solution for it and the moment the do, hackers already been working
in a new one Smile.
Too much complaining ice Big Smile

     
  27-Oct-14, 20:50   #11
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3177
Posted by Mober:

Too much complaining ice Big Smile



And this coming from another woman.
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  27-Oct-14, 20:54   #12
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 910
I'm having some trouble with logging in as well. The best they can do for me is to offer a deposit bonus. Seriously? I can't log in and they want me to put MORE money on my account? That's just stupid...

     
  27-Oct-14, 21:10   #13
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 3713
I only have one question: WHO IS NICOLA?

     
  27-Oct-14, 21:15   #14
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yout85 
Joined: May '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 2016
Posted by magatt966:
I only have one question: WHO IS NICOLA?


....I think that may be Ice's name Maggat Big Smile

     
  28-Oct-14, 01:16   #15
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marqis 

Joined: Sep '10
Location: Netherlands
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 1631
Posted by IceQueenAce:
I totally believe them, its fairly easy to put big companies with big servers under enough pressure to take them offline or at least disrupt them.

Do you suppose these sites are being extorted? Pay, or get taken down by DDOS. If so, I think these criminals have demonstrated how effective this is. Paying the ransom might be cheaper (at first), then having your site destroyed by all players going elsewhere.

Sickening thought. Ultimately, we're paying for that.

     
  28-Oct-14, 01:55   #16
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3177
Posted by yout85:
Posted by magatt966:
I only have one question: WHO IS NICOLA?


....I think that may be Ice's name Maggat Big Smile



Or her husband/fella
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  28-Oct-14, 07:16   #17
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IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2196
Posted by marqis:
Posted by IceQueenAce:
I totally believe them, its fairly easy to put big companies with big servers under enough pressure to take them offline or at least disrupt them.

Do you suppose these sites are being extorted? Pay, or get taken down by DDOS. If so, I think these criminals have demonstrated how effective this is. Paying the ransom might be cheaper (at first), then having your site destroyed by all players going elsewhere.

Sickening thought. Ultimately, we're paying for that.


It happened before, to many other sites but also including party. There is a book about it...

The book about the DDOS attacks is called "Fatal System Error" by Joseph Menn. It's a good read. They hired an internet security expert to fight the DDOS attacks and they were successful. I wonder why the attackers are successful this time around, are they using different methods? You would think Party would already have the right security in place although I understand they have different owners now than the last time the DDOS occurred.

(Copy-paste from another forum, I haven't read this book, but I think I will, it looks interesting).

And yes, Nicola is my real name

     
  28-Oct-14, 08:19   #18
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Sorin888 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 2375
Is a cibernatic war mobsters,not only Party Poker is having theese attacks,same things happen iniPoker Network,with Coral and Expekt sites of poker facing same problems.The apocalipse is near by Cool .Do not make any deposits Dollar

     
  28-Oct-14, 14:21   #19
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 3713
Posted by IceQueenAce:
And yes, Nicola is my real name


Thx for making it clear: I was so curious because Nicola in Italy is a male name.

     
  28-Oct-14, 14:28   #20
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yout85 
Joined: May '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 2016
Maybe IceQueen is part man??? Blink Blink

Sorry Ice, I'm sure you're all women Smile

     
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