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Is eBay Trying To Shoot The Messenger Again

This Website Supports Freedom Of InformationHad some severely degraded server performance that started Saturday around noon.

“Images that normally loaded lightning fast were loading at what looked like an old 300 baud modem speed. Trying to download a recent backup file was impossible as it was so slow it timed out.”

Come Sunday it was still degraded. So i put in a support ticket with the server host and went to church. That afternoon the system was regaining some of it’s speed, but still was acting sluggish.

My webhost does not want to say what hop 17 in a packet loss test was, but it’s still there as of this posting. But it’s looking like a firewall put into place to diffuse rogue traffic.

It’s beginning to look like my performance issues was caused by another DDOS  attack, targeting a downstream node just before my server.

The whole idea of this website is to reach out and connect with internet vehicle buyers and sellers. Too many good people getting scammed on internet car purchases. Vehicle sellers are being threatened and extorted out of money by bad buyers with eBay’s good graces.

The public needs to learn how to protect themselves when car shopping on the net and that’s what this website is all about. Trust and community used to be the corner stone of this company, it’s sad to see it sinking to this level of distrust.

It’s not my fault that eBay Inc refuses to secure their website, and has allowed the malicious fraud and misrepresentation that ebaymotorssucks.com has documented for over a decade.

This in not the 1st time the site was attacked. In July 2011 this site was hit real hard with this ddos attack. I have learned a lot about protecting a website and especially SEO since then.

This website is protected by CloudFlare a web DNS and content delivery system. My advanced web firewall is showing a slew of fended off attacks that included SQL injection and XSS attacks to attempt inserting malicious scripts into the sites pages.

eBaymotors sucks full details of an attack

This screen shot shows the details of a recent attack

cloudflare ebaymotorssucks.com attacks

cloudflare ebaymotorssucks.com attacks

And here are the filters needed to protect this website - and the number of attacks each one has fended off

And here are the filters needed to protect this website – and the number of attacks each one has fended off

If anything eBay should be glad I’m doing my part to protect consumers. 😉