DDoS Attacks On Torrent Sites

I kept wondering why the hell my torrent sites kept going down, and a few were down for a few days, at first I thought it was simple server issue, but when it happened to a few of them for more then a few days, I knew something else was going on, and in this case a DDoS attack seemed to be the most likely perpetrator.

The MPAA has been known to hire outside companies to perform DDoS attacks on torrent sites over the past few years and some of it has been successful. But this time around it seems to be a whole other type of DDoS attack, based on an NTP protocol which can be explained much better and more info can be found at Reddit as to what exactly is going on.

Link: Cloudflare Article

Hopefully site admins can figure out how to best handle this so our favorite sites don’t go down so easily or for such a lengthy amount of time, and in my case I need to watch my shows.