Some of you might have been wondering why was the commodityadnetwork.com website down for almost 2 hours today. The reason is simple. The commodityadnetwork.com website has received its first denial-of-service attack today. The attack has been ongoing approximately between 4 PM UTC and 6 PM UTC.
This is a kind of attack where a bunch of bots connect to our servers only to overload our systems and prevent legitimate connections from happening.
It was a very strong attack as well. We have DDoS protection implemented, yet it was not enough.
It’s interesting that it took just 48 hours since the launch of our pre-sale to receive an attack like this. I wonder whether this is something that most token pre-sale and ICO websites experience. Or is this something that’s reserved for projects which try to create a safe haven for alternative content creators.
On another note, I want to assure everyone that the attack included only our website. It had nothing to do with our CDX tokens or the ether (ETH) we have received from our pre-sale participants. All tokens rest safely within the blockchain.
There is still time to support our project. The pre-sale ends on Saturday, September 9, 2 PM UTC.