Creators Wave DDoS Attack
Creators Wave was subjected to a vicious DDoS attack on the 03/08/2018, which saw partial outage of our backend services. Due to the way in which our systems are ran, a cached version of our site was presented to users, whilst our backend systems kicked into mitigation mode to alleviate our attack against external nodes within our protection plan.
After a while, it became clear that this was a large scale attack which served a few silver linings for us:
We were shown that despite a heavy attack, services remained online with minimal disruption to backend services.
We realised that although our mitigation systems kicked in, we were NOT informed of the attack through either our hosting provider, or our monitoring systems. We are actively chasing both to ensure that this is rectified for the future.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and assure our users that no sensitive data was accessed. This was a flood of traffic designed specifically to bring us offline.