NoFap is back online after a targetted DDOS-style attack

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support and Feedback' started by Alexander, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. The attack circumvented our CloudFlare protection and other protections that we had in place, making it a fairly sneaky and "informed" attack. The attack was definitely targeted at us, with the intention of bringing NoFap offline. It worked for much of yesterday, and some of today, until we successfully got back online this morning.

    We would like to thank Jack Fischer for mitigating this attack. We're back online - at least for now. If the site goes down, be sure to check out our social media - such as Facebook and Twitter - for updates.

    Want to help us stay online? Click here to upgrade your account to Premium.

    Thank you to the many people who emailed us to let us know there was a problem.
  2. WalkingForward

    WalkingForward Fapstronaut

    Some wanker just jizzed all over us.
  3. Quiver

    Quiver Distinguished Fapstronaut

    Thanks Jacky
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  4. AllanTheCowboy

    AllanTheCowboy Fapstronaut

    On behalf of all of us that don't have the money to spare to buy premium memberships, but have relied on this community, thanks very much to all the premium members!
  5. Kristen

    Kristen Guest

    Was that a hacker? Or what just happened...srry i'm not familiar with techno terms haha
  6. They used computers, likely other people's computers secretly under their control, to load the website many, many times, really quickly, increasing the load on the servers, making it challenging to serve requests to legitimate users. They figured out how to do this while bypassing our tools that usually prevent this from happening.

  7. Quiver

    Quiver Distinguished Fapstronaut

    So why would they do that? I don't really understand why anyone would bring down such an awesome website
  8. AllanTheCowboy

    AllanTheCowboy Fapstronaut

    Because they hate it. For my theological theories on the subject, meet me over at Camera 3.
  9. RogerThat

    RogerThat Guest

    Great. Now I have coffee all over my keyboard. Thanks.
  10. Son_of_Iroquois

    Son_of_Iroquois Fapstronaut

    The porn industry has an interest in destroying NoFap. Porn is a multi-billion dollar industry with extensive resources: it would be easy for them to hire a hacker or team of hackers. They have a definite interest in snuffing out whatever resistance may be occurring in society to the control that porn has.

    The second reason is that NoFap is a hub for many spiritual truth seekers, and some of the dialogues taking place on this site are enlightening and empowering. This presents a threat in its own right.

    Or it may just be some disgruntled individual with too much time on his hands.
  11. recoome

    recoome Fapstronaut

    The video is great. Thanks a lot.
  12. Because they're jealous
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  13. RogerThat

    RogerThat Guest

    Because they touch themselves at night.
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  14. IGY

    IGY Guest

    Maybe it was one of the bed wetters who have been banned. :rolleyes:
  15. wake_up

    wake_up Fapstronaut

    What a******s, seriously, there is absolutely no reason to attack a site like NoFap ... (except you're paid by the porn industry :p)
    Ajar, Rahultrup and Deleted Account like this.
  16. Buddhabro

    Buddhabro Fapstronaut

    I just started a hard 90 reboot on 8/10/16, and will make one week today. Before the attack I decided that there are many good people here on NoFap trying to make a change for the better and lots of positive support and information; therefore, I decided to become a contributing member for just $10/mo..
    I encourage others to help for 1 month or more....I'm sure anything helps and those of us who have realized the ramifications of PMO in their own lives know the importance of a site like this where we can visit for support, information, and camaraderie.
    I'm glad it's back, this week has been the easiest PMO-free week in nearly 20 yrs for me! I am confident that with the help of NoFap and its supporters, that I will overcome this addiction once and for all!
  17. Quiver

    Quiver Distinguished Fapstronaut

    Oh shit. They must be really jealous. I don't understand why you should choose money over a fulfilling life and to support the lifes of many others. I kinda feel sorry for their limited view on life.
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  18. Voyager 8

    Voyager 8 Fapstronaut

    I'm going to put my two cents into this. Nobody can know the motives of the attack for sure, but as it was a highly elaborate attack, getting past many security functions without even the blink of an eye, we can assume this wasn't some disgruntled man in his basement, but a highly organized attack, with the attacker, or attackers, having done their research into attacking this site, knowing full well what the site is about. But, I suppose we'll never know unless the attack can be traced.
    reconditioned mind and Ajar like this.
  19. marcpro

    marcpro Fapstronaut

    Guess we have to ddos porn sites but I don't want to relapse so^^.
    Ddos in an organized attack, nofap can be slowed down.
    But nofap doesn't disappear.
    What does not kill nofap makes nofap stronger.
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  20. Voyager 8

    Voyager 8 Fapstronaut

    Couldn't agree more!

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