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3:55 am, Jan 23 2018
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All,

MangaUpdates has been battling sustained distributed denial of service attacks. We first became aware of the attacks within the last week and have been battling them since. While we will attempt to keep the site up as much as we can, you may experience delays or site outages as a result.

The attack is being orchestrated by about 200k IPs. They appear to be coming from common locations such as AT&T and Globe Telecom source endpoints. The attacks themselves are not sophisticated, but the attacker is actively changing their tactics as we respond. I'm not sure who would be that motivated, but people are weird.

If your IP was banned, please send us an email or PM and we will unban your IP.

Thank you,

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4:04 am, Jan 23 2018
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good luck, hopefully it ends soon

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Lone Wanderer
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5:34 am, Jan 23 2018
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Good luck with your anti-hacking efforts, and no worries about any inconveniences!

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5:35 am, Jan 23 2018
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That explains why the site hasn't been off and on when accessing it from my phone. Thanks.

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7:35 am, Jan 23 2018
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Don't people have better things to do than hack other sites? Thanks for your efforts, if there's anything us simple members can do be sure to let us know.

Post #751564 - Reply to (#751553) by eirini_kl
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1:03 pm, Jan 23 2018
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Considering MAL and other pages attacks account info is always a not entirely pointless reason (for them) to attack.

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2:39 pm, Jan 23 2018
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good luck guys

Post #751566 - Reply to (#751553) by eirini_kl
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3:01 pm, Jan 23 2018
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You shouldn't confuse DDOS attacks and hacking. Generally speaking, they have very little in common.

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Post #751569 - Reply to (#751566) by Baalzebup
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3:57 pm, Jan 23 2018
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To be fair, Baalzebup, in the glory days of insecure internet, ddos's were the best way to expose insecure interfaces in webservers for actual hacking efforts to be possible.

I think nowadays we have proper guards against these things, but it wasn't unheard of for a suddenly-downed webserver to be, say, telnet-accessible. It was kind of hilarious.

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3:58 pm, Jan 23 2018
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This is terrible, and I'm starting to wonder if Batoto was dealing with it in their final weeks/months as well. The only recent change I'm aware of that would make a botnet manager want to target mangaupdates is that more people are migrating back here now that batoto is gone.

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4:56 pm, Jan 23 2018
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People are weird, sometimes not in a good way. Good luck and I hope it's over soon.

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12:58 am, Jan 24 2018
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Don't forget a likely force behind it: the manga and anime industries in Japan. I distinctly remember reading a story about a year ago about how they'd formed an organization to "combat" what they consider enemies of their copyrights, including scanlation of their products.

I see a pattern here that started with the attacks on MangaUpdates back in September.

Post #751592 - Reply to (#751590) by cecropiamoth
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2:36 am, Jan 24 2018
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Unless it's Kadokawa, I doubt it. There are far too many sites that host anime (9anime, Kissanime, Watchcartoononline) and manga (Mangafox, Kissmanga, Mangakakalot) for them to actually take an effective offensive against them (On top of the fact that piracy actually helps sales, if anything, and most Japanese media companies make their money through merchandising). The only people who I know of that are on the offensive for shutting things down unless it goes through their "official" channels are the clique running Fakku, Crunchyroll, Nyaa, Funimation, and 4/a/.

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6:08 am, Jan 24 2018
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Odd you should mention this. At&t customer here [just started recently] and nearly everything off use is impossible to load lately... I honestly thought at&t was just blocking sites... But now I wonder if someone didn't get a botnet on at&t's DNS backbone...
I have to load this site through my cell provide..
Well food for thought.

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8:23 pm, Jan 24 2018
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Good luck guys. This happening right after batoto is a little suspicious though.

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