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    Question What kinds of attacks have you seen from competition?

    In the past few years, I've seen some ways to make a webhosting business down, please suggest other tricks you've seen?

    network attack: DDoS/DoS
    spoofed network attack: DRDoS
    false spam complaints (joe job)
    false network abuse complaints
    false scam complaints

    the new one:
    false banking website: to take your servers away by FBI and service terminated by provider.

    How do you protect your business from harm by competition?
    Last edited by nowisph; 04-25-2004 at 06:30 AM.

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    Secure your servers well.

    Secure your data centers well.

    Make sure you run your business properly in terms of morals, ethics, and legal issues.

    Thank you.
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    Aug 2003
    I had my support ticket system spamed

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    Sorry but violating any of above cases will still make our business fall, especially when there is outside factors, like false complaints and legal issues, which cannot be avoided. Do you have disaster recovery plan for these issues?

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    Originally posted by markjut
    I had my support ticket system spamed
    This should be war dialing/mail bomb, to stop your customer service operational?

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    Hmm... also I've seen a webhosting company's office being destroyed by competitor, they have compensation from insurance, but still stopped operating after that...

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    May 2003
    Most of us in these forums are mature enough to not have to screw with each others lives and businesses.
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    I've made a search on WHT, and there are many hosts being attacked by DDoS, spam and copyright issues, especially in the year of 2003...

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    Oct 2003
    Georgetown, Ontario
    Originally posted by Amdac
    Most of us in these forums are mature enough to not have to screw with each others lives and businesses.


    That being said, we have had spam sent out in our name, and our help desk was flooded as well.

    Both times the culprit was caught and had some nice fines to pay.
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    True, people could spam using your name and you would get the stick for it, this has been on my mind for the last couple of months, what happens when people do this :/
    John Heslop

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    It is pretty low practice, but we have seen some of these too. The false sites that involve the FBI aren't too difficult to deal with if you cooperate fully and provide them 100% backups of the customers site.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Goleta, CA
    I'm too busy dealing with my other customers to sabotage another company. Long as you cooperate false complaints and spam can be sorted out.
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    Nov 2001
    One for the list... forkbomb attacks, a derivative of a denial of service on a server.
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    Originally posted by voxtreme-matt
    One for the list... forkbomb attacks, a derivative of a denial of service on a server.
    Please advice what is the attack pattern of this attacks? What kinds of rules should we add to firewall to stop this?

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    just did a search and found the solutions...

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    Would you mind sharing the solutions?
    John Heslop

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    Try to have your servers in a colo where you can get to know the DC operators. That way you can negotiate with them when these things happen.

    Many leased server environments will pull the plug on you and possible ban you permanently if these things happen.

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