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Friday, 22 December 2006
Site attacked


The photograph shows fog (and was taken as I arrived at work yesterday morning). We are currently experiencing an unusual bout of this over Southern England and our planes and cars are grinding to a halt. BBC customers have sent in some interesting photos of the fog.

Visitors to this site over the past two days would have noticed that they were redirected to a page put up by my Hosting Service, DIY Hosting, advising that the site had been suspended and that they were not responsible for any content which may have previously appeared here.  This notice annoyed me because I was actually victim to a Denial of Service attack.  I am still trying to work out why they targetted me.  Was it something I said?  Or was it just part of the general crusade to sell blue pills to middle-aged men, and small chess pieces to younger men?  Either way this was a pretty determined person: for example over 53,910 hits were registered in a 3 hour period yesterday morning.  From what I can see the attack is still continuing. Nonetheless we must be grateful for small mercies: my hosting service allowed me back into the site, and gave me the ability to bring it up again. I am redirecting the spammers to a static error page. However I still feel vulnerable, and if I disappear again you will know why.

Posted by bigblue on 22/12/2006 at 01:05 AM
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Nice to see you back - have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year

Posted by David  on  22/12/2006  at  09:39 AM

Thanks - and a Merry Berry Christmas to you and yours!

Posted by bigblue  on  22/12/2006  at  03:35 PM

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