Saturday, February 06, 2010

Abuse on i-MetrO

i-MetrOLast night, someone has launched an "attack" on i-MetrO with a rapid succession of a large number of queries, likely in order to "steal" information from our service. The "malicious" intention is quite obvious since the attacker changed its IP address at regular intervals.

Not only is this behavior against our terms of service but, more seriously, it endangers our capability to maintain the service alive because we run it on a small server (our resources are limited) and abnormal loads could crash it quite easily.

And now I will have to waste time trying to prevent this from happening again...

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