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DreamHost is Under DDoS Attack, Again.

August 26, 2017

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DreamHost confirms that they are under yet another Distributed Denial of Service attack again in the early A.M. of Saturday, August 26, 2017.

[Identified] Our engineers are continuing to mitigate the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that is targeting our network. At this time, partial service has been restored.

We first noticed the disruption in the service approximately at 01:30 A.M. and at that time DreamHost Status did not show any disruptions yet.

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It is unknown at this point if this DDoS attack is related to the one on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Dreamhost is under DDoS Attack

August 24, 2017

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From @Dreamhost:

“Our engineers have identified the cause of the DNS degradation as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. dreamhoststatus.com

Dreamhost is currently in the news as the Department of Justice “demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses” for a site hosted by the company.

Wordfence chimed in:

The DDoS appears to be unrelated to the DoJ request above. It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline. The website came online today and is hosted at Dreamhost.

We will closely follow this news.

Kitten Diary: Runts of the Litter

July 9, 2017

Out of six kittens we found, these two are the runts of the litter. They are visibly smaller than the other four. you can see the size difference in the video I posted a few days ago. We are going to wait another week before they are ready for adoption. We also will capture their feral mommy kitty and get her fixed.

I thought this photo is worth posting here after I posted it on our own site.

Another Pile of Kittens

July 8, 2017

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It is another pile of kittens that we found on a neighbor’s backyard. They are so cute. Click on the picture above to play a short video.  We hope to find good homes for them really soon.

Carrie Fisher, She’s with the Force now.

December 28, 2016

No one wants to see their heroes taken away.

So long Carrie Fisher, you have always been the Princess for many. 

Gotta do something about the dust.

October 10, 2015

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If not for one hot October day in Southern California, I wouldn’t have noticed how dusty this part of my car.

Yep, it was 109°F on Friday, October 9, 2015 somewhere in Orange County, 5 miles away from the shoreline.

Seems Legit: App Store Support Spam

October 9, 2015

Yet another round of spam purporting from “App Store Support” or “App Store Team”, complete with graphics directly linked from Apple’s own server.

Based on a few reports, this type of spam started making the round on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Anecdotally, all the reports come from users with mac.com emails.

Should you be getting this type of spam in your iCloud email, please forward the email as attachment to spam@icloud.com

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