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User currently offlineSpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

It seems as though Virgin America is reporting that yesterday when their webiste went down, they wre Cyber Attacked.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...le/2007/07/19/AR2007071902343.html

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User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
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BA Maybe??! Or maybe Donald Trump? LoL....  tongue 


Heja Sverige!!
User currently offlineReality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

"It's pretty clear that it was an absolute attempt to crash our site," said Gareth Edmondson-Jones, adding that he did not know who launched the attack."

Actually, they sound a little paranoid. It could be that they just didn't plan well enough for the traffic and the site crashed because so many people were trying to use it.

[Edited 2007-07-21 04:41:22]

User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting Reality (Reply 2):
Actually, they sound a little paranoid. It could be that they just didn't plan well enough for the traffic and the site crashed because so many people were trying to use it.

100% Agreed...

The powers that be would seem not to have planned out the site very well.. There are a few other threads that list glaring problems with the Virgin America website and everything from lack of service information, lack of price information, and lack of in-flight amenity information..

-JD


User currently offlineBlueFlyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4193 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
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Quoting Reality (Reply 2):
Actually, they sound a little paranoid. It could be that they just didn't plan well enough for the traffic and the site crashed because so many people were trying to use it.

Trust me, any decent net admin can quickly tell the difference between an overload of genuine traffic and a DoS (denial of service) attack. The consequence may be the same, but the traffic patterns are different.

Now you may argue that they did go down because of the volume of traffic and chose to blame a non-existent attack instead, but that makes them liars, not paranoid. Either way, it's fairly easy to find out for those who really care.
 duck 



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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Quoting Reality (Reply 2):
said Gareth Edmondson-Jones

Didnt he used to work for B6?

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
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