Site attacks

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zxspectrum, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster

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    Hello all

    Just wondering, has anyone come across anything known as an F5 attack? When I first heard about this i thought, what, someone has been constantly refreshing a page? However a google search comes up with links to DDos attacks. The reason I ask is because one of our systems went down for 5 mins, however no one noticed as it was out of hours and the user that was recorded doing it is not the sort of person to do that, if that makes sense.

    Obviously I am being very tight with the details but that is to make sure no one person or thing is identified.

    Cheers for any advice

    Zx
     
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  2. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Kilobyte Poster

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    The user's account/hardware could have been compromised by another user/external attacker. Was it their account that was implicated or their machine?
     
  3. JK2447
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    I haven't sorry, Im still in shock after seeing the name of this thread. It gave me a bit of a scare
     
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    I wouldn't worry mate, they haven't discovered the JK_H4X_C4SH_04_CYTE vuln yet, you're safe for the next 6 months of hosting fees ;)
     
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    Ha ha thanks mate. Plus anyone messes with me. I’ll be stood right behind you ha ha
     
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