RENMX

Official website of the Renegades online community

Why our website has been unstable

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Minecraft, WinMX

Over the past two days our websites (RenMX.com & MXPulse.com) have been under a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This is an attack where a malicious user of our WinMX community (Not Minecraft) is attempting to make our online presence disappear by means of using up all our internet resources through repeated queries.

To put it simply he is using hundreds of exploited computers to load our webpages over and over again in an attempt to crash or limit the services that host our websites.

This is the reason some of you may have seen “Account Suspended” and “MySQL Connection Error” messages over the past 48 hours.

To be clear, this does not affect our Minecraft servers or our WinMX Chat Room or even RENBOX, the only services affected are renmx.com (This page you’re reading) and our forums at MXPulse.com

To try and tackle the problem we have turned to a DDoS mitigation service in hopes they can keep our site online regardless of the ongoing attack. It does appear to be working as we are still under attack as I write this message but our sites are not only online but very responsive.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.