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At 6:08AM EST today a DDoS attack was launched against this site.  The attack corrupted the database and left it unrepairable. All content after October 19, 2020 4:17PM EST was lost. 

The host automatically runs a backup at 4:17PM daily.  To help alleviate such a loss in the future, we will be adding our own database backup at 4:00AM.  

We are not sure of the source or reason for the attack, but considering how close we are to the election, it is safe to assume the attack was politically motivated. 

Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. 

The notice from the host is below.
Dear Customer,

 We are writing to inform you that currently there is a DDoS attack towards the server hosting your account. A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to bring down the whole server and all websites hosted on it.

 To minimize the negative impact on all websites hosted on the server under attack, we have temporarily placed the server behind a hardware firewall. This is the most reliable way of dealing with DDoS attacks because the firewall analyzes and filters the malicious network traffic to the server.

 Please note that due to the excessive amount of connections to the hardware firewall, connection analysis may not be 100% correct and you may experience some temporary issues such as:Interrupted FTP, Email or Web Connections; Slow or incomplete opening of your website; cPanel not loading or not functioning properly.

 We kindly ask you not to post trouble tickets in the Helpdesk area regarding your account during the resolution process. We will keep you updated by posting regular messages in the Server Status Check section.

 Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
UPDATE:

We are now using cloudflare to mitigate DDoS attacks. For the time being, security is set to high so you may see the screen below if you haven't visited in a few hours.



UPDATE:
Here is a list of all of the user agents involved in the attack.  They appear to be infected android devices, but the user agents could be spoofed. You can go here to see if your user agent is on the list. If it is, your device may be at risk of being infected. 

  • Dalvik/2.1.0 (Linux; U; Android 6.0; ZTE BA520 Build/MRA58K)
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Android 11; Mobile; rv:81.0) Gecko/81.0 Firefox/81.0
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Android 4.4; Tablet; rv:41.0) Gecko/41.0 Firefox/41.0
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Android 8.0.0; Mobile; rv:81.0) Gecko/81.0 Firefox/81.0
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; LM-V350) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.47 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-A015V) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-A515U) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-G965F) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-G973U) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-G975U) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-N975U) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-T290) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.127 Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; SM-T290) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; moto g stylus) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.47 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; LGL56VL) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.127 Mobile Safari/537.36 OPR/60.2.3004.55409
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; SM-G550T1 Build/MMB29K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.125 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0; VS985 4G) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/81.0.4044.138 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.0; 5049Z) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.125 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.1.1; SAMSUNG SM-J700T) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) SamsungBrowser/12.1 Chrome/79.0.3945.136 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.0.0; SM-G930V) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/79.0.3945.93 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.0.0; SM-G930V) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0; LM-Q710(FGN)) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/80.0.3987.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0; LML211BL) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; E6910) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; KFMAWI) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Silk/85.3.5 like Chrome/85.0.4183.126 Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; Mi A1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.75 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; REVVLRY+) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; SM-G950U) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; SM-S367VL) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.75 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; U307AS) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/79.0.3945.116 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; moto g(6)) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; moto z3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/86.0.4240.99 Mobile Safari/537.36
UPDATE 22 Oct 2020 9AM EST 

A third attack was launched just before midnight last night. The standard bot check was allowing the DDoS traffic because the compromised devices use a full javascript suite. They are using known fully-functional browsers. Because of this, the bot check was unable to identify them as bots using the standard javascript tests.

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Olivaw » 22 Oct 2020, 1:33 pm » wrote: I tried the cookie thing but it didn’t take on my iPad. The images are hard for me to see too but it beats having both sites down, especially with the debate today. I enjoy reading other regular people’s reactions and posting my own. Kudos to admin for finding a way to keep the site operation during a (Surprisingly) targeted attack.
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Thanks, admin! 

I'm noticing a thread I started yesterday in LO is no longer there, so it seems some content may have been lost in this attack, too.  It's no big deal.....I just reposted my thread.  But I wanted to make you aware...

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RollingRock » 20 Oct 2020, 10:40 am » wrote: Thanks, admin! 

I'm noticing a thread I started yesterday in LO is no longer there, so it seems some content may have been lost in this attack, too.  It's no big deal.....I just reposted my thread.  But I wanted to make you aware...

The twitter feed shows the thread at 9:22PM

https://twitter.com/Liberal_Forum/statu ... 9261445120

The database backup included everything before 4:17PM

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admin » 20 Oct 2020, 10:43 am » wrote: The twitter feed shows the thread at 9:22PM

https://twitter.com/Liberal_Forum/statu ... 9261445120

The database backup included everything before 4:17PM
That's the thread.  I didn't see it in LO, so I reposted it.  I'll go back and look again.....if it's there, I'll just merge the threads and chalk it up to "RR still needs more coffee."       Thanks.
 
 

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RollingRock » 20 Oct 2020, 10:46 am » wrote:
admin » 20 Oct 2020, 10:43 am » wrote: The twitter feed shows the thread at 9:22PM

https://twitter.com/Liberal_Forum/statu ... 9261445120

The database backup included everything before 4:17PM
That's the thread.  I didn't see it in LO, so I reposted it.  I'll go back and look again.....if it's there, I'll just merge the threads and chalk it up to "RR still needs more coffee."       Thanks.
It's not there.  The original was lost, as it was posted after 4:17PM
 

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admin » 20 Oct 2020, 10:47 am » wrote: It's not there.  The original was lost, as it was posted after 4:17PM
Ahh, ok!       Makes sense.  Thanks!
 

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admin » 20 Oct 2020, 10:34 am » wrote: At 6:08AM EST today a DDoS attack was launched against this site.  The attack corrupted the database and left it unrepairable. All content after October 19, 2020 4:17PM EST was lost. 

The host automatically runs a backup at 4:17PM daily.  To help alleviate such a loss in the future, we will be adding our own database backup at 4:00AM.  

We are not sure of the source or reason for the attack, but considering how close we are to the election, it is safe to assume the attack was politically motivated. 

Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. 

The notice from the host is below.

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I had to lie to do it, but hey, I get to do that for a living.

I repeat slogans.

I don't care about frequency. 4 of the last 8 winners were from small countries. THat is the point.

Don't bother if it is going to be from behind. It could be anyone.

Your context is irrelevant.

If you are going to get all personal, as is your tactic, there is no need to continue

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RollingRock » 20 Oct 2020, 10:40 am » wrote: Thanks, admin! 

I'm noticing a thread I started yesterday in LO is no longer there, so it seems some content may have been lost in this attack, too.  It's no big deal.....I just reposted my thread.  But I wanted to make you aware...

The topic of that thread is important enough that it should have been posted in both rooms - the LO AND the NHB.

I have been wondering if the **** who run the debates would pull their heads out. I would call the solution simple and obvious, if not for the word "duh," which FAR better describes the notion.
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Don't you start, you son of a *******. You probably did this, Mister fancy math guy.

I'm watching you.  
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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 11:24 am » wrote: Don't you start, you son of a *******. You probably did this, Mister fancy math guy.

I'm watching you.
So I figger, if PolticalBullpen got hit, there would be a message about it...

But there isn't....

 
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I had to lie to do it, but hey, I get to do that for a living.

I repeat slogans.

I don't care about frequency. 4 of the last 8 winners were from small countries. THat is the point.

Don't bother if it is going to be from behind. It could be anyone.

Your context is irrelevant.

If you are going to get all personal, as is your tactic, there is no need to continue

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NOTICE TO THE DDoS ATTACKING SCUMBAGS WHO ATTACKED THIS BOARD.

I don't know who you are. And I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you stop these DDoS attacks now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you; I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.
 
 
 
Tax dollars are like husbands and sons. The farther from home they get, the worse they behave.

When your map disputes the territory, your map is wrong - not the territory.
Hearing much sizzle, expect little steak
Lies are a lazy man's truths
Humanity's law of the jungle is survival of the tribe

Only weak ideas must be protected from debate, and only religions declare people heretics.

Nostalgia is a crime against past and present
You cannot betray me, only yourself, to me

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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 11:32 am » wrote: NOTICE TO THE DDoS ATTACKING SCUMBAGS WHO ATTACKED THIS BOARD.

I don't know who you are. And I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you stop these DDoS attacks now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you; I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.
CP is a man of focus, commitment, sheer will... something they know very little about. I once saw him kill three men in a bar... with a pencil, with a **** pencil. Then suddenly one day he asked to leave.
 
no, you haven't proven that by assertion. Unless you can show your mention prior to my post of Feb 8, you lose..

Hey BV, did Jan 24th 2020 come before or after Feb 8th 2020?

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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 11:32 am » wrote: NOTICE TO THE DDoS ATTACKING SCUMBAGS WHO ATTACKED THIS BOARD.

I don't know who you are. And I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you stop these DDoS attacks now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you; I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.
Don't go off 'half-****" CP! Go full ****!      
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Note: Only a conservative could have done this, as the board here was finally reverting back to being liberal.
 
 

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nuckinfutz » 20 Oct 2020, 12:27 pm » wrote: Note: Only a conservative could have done this, as the board here was finally reverting back to being liberal.
 
It was?

I KNEW I smelled retard tears.
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nuckinfutz » 20 Oct 2020, 12:27 pm » wrote: Don't go off 'half-****" CP! Go full ****!      
While you are at it, pay a visit to Teacher and Company!  
Note: Only a conservative could have done this, as the board here was finally reverting back to being liberal.

I bet after the election some of these "new" posters won't be here.  
no, you haven't proven that by assertion. Unless you can show your mention prior to my post of Feb 8, you lose..

Hey BV, did Jan 24th 2020 come before or after Feb 8th 2020?

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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 11:24 am » wrote: , Mister fancy math guy.

I'm watching you.
WTF? He can't do any math. He cheated on the last math challenge I gave him.
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Vegas » 20 Oct 2020, 12:49 pm » wrote: WTF? He can't do any math. He cheated on the last math challenge I gave him.

Cheated how?

Bump your thread and bust him out.
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You cannot betray me, only yourself, to me

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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 12:51 pm » wrote: Cheated how?

Bump your thread and bust him out.

What makes you think he knows any math?

I already did bust him out. You know how he is, he is an accomplished liar. He isn't admitting it, even though the proof is there.
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admin » 20 Oct 2020, 10:34 am » wrote: At 6:08AM EST today a DDoS attack was launched against this site.  The attack corrupted the database and left it unrepairable. All content after October 19, 2020 4:17PM EST was lost. 

The host automatically runs a backup at 4:17PM daily.  To help alleviate such a loss in the future, we will be adding our own database backup at 4:00AM.  

We are not sure of the source or reason for the attack, but considering how close we are to the election, it is safe to assume the attack was politically motivated. 

Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.
Thanks.
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but last evening I found that a few times when I clicked on the forum it was very slow to load.
 
Just saw this while previewing my post.
Never noticed that before.
Is this a new feature?


 
That's really cool.
 
 
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Cannonpointer » 20 Oct 2020, 11:32 am » wrote: NOTICE TO THE DDoS ATTACKING SCUMBAGS WHO ATTACKED THIS BOARD.

I don't know who you are. And I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

If you stop these DDoS attacks now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you; I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.

GOOD LUCK!

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