Sun May 2 23:33:59 PDT 1999 — Our three network connections were all flooded with packets in a smurf attack this evening. We filtered the traffic on the T3 and shut down the other two circuits, and have just filtered the Sprint T1 and it’s back online now. We are working right now to get filters on the Cable and Wireless T1 so that we can bring that circuit back online as well.
This smurf attack is apparently in retaliation for our customers actions in IRC. I would like to reiterate that bots or any form of bad behavior in IRC will be cause for deletion of your Sonic.net account. Denial of service attacks affect other Sonic.net customers, and we don’t like dealing with these type of issues. -Dane