* Posts by Ben

1 post • joined 24 Jun 2008

Heart Internet spreads the love passwords


Me three...

...ftp down for many hours, followed by a swift password change? Flaky service across the board, slow response times, traffic starting and stopping? It felt like someone was performing a DOS by brute force password attack, especially when coupled with a further two days outage for varying services; even their main website semed to be affected.

When I finally managed to get into the ticketing system I was told the increased server load had been caused by people checking their new ftp passwords. I still have the stench of BS in my nostrils, although apparently "Heart staff don't lie..."

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