Demonoid has been down for oever 48 hours now after a DDoS attack on its servers. DDoS defined from Wikipedia as a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
Demonoid being one of the largest torrent sites in the world had had its fair share of downtime. The total down time of Demonoid has been around 14 months in total due to server failures and bugs.
Sometime yesterday most Demonoid users in the millions noticed that they could no longer access the site. Instead of the usual welcome they got a “server too busy” message. The message indicates that the server may just be busy for the time being and come back later. However later never came and the site has been down for a long time.
According to TorrentFreak who got in touch with the server admin at Demonoid they have been under a DDoS attack that has made it very difficult to recover from.
“It started as a DDoS but then it caused a series of problems. These problems need to be fixed before the site can go back up, and it’s a complicated fix this time,” .
During the DDoS attack there may have been another attack according to the admin that made things even more difficult and its hard to tell what was compromised. Demonoid is down to only one admin so it is going to take a while to sort through all of the damage. So, bad news to Demonoid users the site may be down for some time.