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Windows to Russia Was Attacked…

Hey Everyone,

Windows to Russia was on a wild ride yesterday. I woke up at around 8 am and found our Blog Windows to Russia in a targeted (DoS attack) Denial of Service Attack and a SQL attack. The center of that attack was an article about the sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan!

Well,  A whole bunch of South Koreans did not like our article because it presented an interesting fact, that there were no facts in a released report, that would uphold in a court of law that North Korea sank the South Korean ship…

I had a plug in to help stop these type of attacks and to track where they came from but it finally got bypassed as I was trying to save our data base. They went through the server side and got us finally. I had discovered by then, that we were in the middle of a SQL attack also. I knew at that point that they were trying to destroy our data base.

Bad Behavior has blocked 122754 access attempts in the last 7 days.” (Actually that number was in just a few hours.)

Before the attacks started I only had 375 attempts. So in a matter of a few hours all Hell broke loose. I was able to get a backup through April 28 before I started to lose data. That little plug in called “Bad Behavior” was a tough little sucker that gave me time to save our blog…

I have to apologize to everyone for the loss of a months worth of data. I had a dozen emails that said,  Hey Windows to Russia is not loading. I was able to respond to one of them, so he knew I was having serious issues. For the rest of you, I will respond as soon as I get a moment. Believe me it was not a fun day. I also have a few tricks that might gain some of the articles back and am working on them.

I have made major changes again to the structure of Windows to Russia and sometimes think life was a lot easier when no one read the blog… 🙂

Sad thing is – They succeeded in stopping that particular article about the sinking of the South Korean Ship. It was on a record run of hits and in a matter of less than a day had exceeded 10,000 hits from all over the world. I could tell that it was going to grow exponentially

My Grandma always said “people hate the truth”. I guess she was right, the “Truth Hurts“…

Windows to Russia!


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