Creative Commons license icon

DDoS attack on FA, Fchan, E621

Edited as of Sun 27 Dec 2009 - 06:25
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)

A distributed denial of service attack struck furry art archive Fur Affinity and image boards E621 and Fchan on Sunday, lasting for several days. Fchan suffered from degraded functionality until early Monday morning,[1][2] while Fur Affinity's main site was mostly unusable until the evening of the same day.[3] E621 had returned by the middle of the week.[4]

The initial burst of traffic was via UDP, a protocol not typically used by web servers, but blocking such traffic only worked for a short time.[5] During the downtime, Fur Affinity popped up sporadically, with users reporting abnormalities such as getting logged in under other user's accounts.[6]


  1. Trouble Posting - Fchan /d/ (December 23, 2007)
  2. 403? - Fchan /d/ (December 23, 2007)
  3. FA is still down, DDoS is still commencing - Yak,   furaffinity (December 23, 2007)
  4. website down? - Electric Foxx, (December 24, 2007)
  5. Fur Affinity downtime, 13 hours and counting - Yak, Fur Affinity forums (December 23, 2007)
  6. Erk... -   furaffinity (December 23, 2007)


Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <img> <b> <i> <s> <blockquote> <ul> <ol> <li> <table> <tr> <td> <th> <sub> <sup> <object> <embed> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <dl> <dt> <dd> <param> <center> <strong> <q> <cite> <code> <em>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

This test is to prevent automated spam submissions.
Leave empty.

About the author

GreenReaper (Laurence Parry)read storiescontact (login required)

a developer, editor and Kai Norn from London, United Kingdom, interested in wikis and computers

Small fuzzy creature who likes cheese & carrots. Founder of WikiFur, lead admin of Inkbunny, and Editor-in-Chief of Flayrah.