Benson from Digital Money World reports that c-gold is being hammered with a major DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. This explains why for the last few days I wasn’t able to log into my account. At first I thought they were doing some sort of unexpected maintenance, but when it dragged on and on I become a bit worried.
Here is what c-gold staff have to say about this issue:
Just two days after we moved the database to a seperate server we are now under DDOS attack. This might come from the people we didn’t let steal all the gold from user accounts they had phished the passwords to.
And because we just set up the new machine it wasn’t hardened against most common attack types just yet. We are working on it now.
Updates will be posted here, as always.
Benson suggested that c-gold get some industrial-grade DDoS protection from the likes of Prolexic, which incidentally is the same solution e-gold uses. I think it is a good idea. I think Prolexic is more expensive than other providers but peace of mind is priceless as they say. But let’s face it, what good is an e-currency if you can’t access your account.
Hopefully things will get back to normal and these evil nasty people are responsible for this go and jump off a bridge.
In the meantime you can keep up to date by heading on over to c-gold’s forum over here: