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Posted 1/12/17
This makes the THIRD DAY IN A ROW that CR has been down on all platforms. Why?!
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Posted 1/12/17
Why do vandals kick over gravestones? Why do hackers steal password information? Why does the concept of DDoS even exist in the first place?

Because some people are assholes and live small miserable little lives and make trouble for others because it makes them feel like they are important; so they can finally feel more powerful than someone else... Someone has an imagined slight and is getting revenge. If you get upset at CR over this, they "win".
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Posted 1/13/17

asharka wrote:

Because some people are assholes and live small miserable little lives and make trouble for others because it makes them feel like they are important; so they can finally feel more powerful than someone else... Someone has an imagined slight and is getting revenge. If you get upset at CR over this, they "win".

DDoS has also been used for profit (via extortion).

Read in a mobster voice:
"It would be a shame if your site were unavailable at the start of a new season, but for $20,000, I could see that doesn't happen".

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Posted 1/13/17

TheAncientOne wrote:
DDoS has also been used for profit (via extortion).

Ah yes, I forgot the old "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by greed" maxim (or any other substituted words to fit the situation) The part most often left off of Hanlon's Razor is the follow-up "...but don't rule out malice". Certainly it may be done for both reasons.
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