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18 December 2021 - 4:11am

Huge outage affecting Bovada, Ignition, Slots.lv, Cafe Casino

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Anyone else following the ongoing debacle with all these huge sites being down? All have been down for over 24 hours with the sites claiming a failed server upgrade while some customers are worried about a hack or something equally nefarious. Super pissed customers responding to the sites' update tweets.

If it truly is a failed upgrade, I can't fathom how bad they f'ed everything up to not have adequate backups and alternative plans. Insane that such a monumental failure is possible. It's interesting to follow though.

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18 December 2021 - 8:13pm
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Hmm maybe it's a DDOS attack? That would explain why those sites are being down for so long.

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19 December 2021 - 11:51pm
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They look to be back now. We don't have any info on the outage. If it was a failed upgrade I feel for their IT guys because they are going to be in for a world of hurt.

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20 December 2021 - 12:13am
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They look to be back now. We don't have any info on the outage. If it was a failed upgrade I feel for their IT guys because they are going to be in for a world of hurt.

Yeah I'm curious as to what was the reason for them being down for so long. Definitely it had to be a good reason, I'm sure it made big losses.

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21 December 2021 - 5:41am
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Anyone else get a rewards credit as compensation for the outage? I received $100 with a 1x playthrough requirement (turned it into $140).

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21 December 2021 - 12:56pm
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Anyone else get a rewards credit as compensation for the outage? I received $100 with a 1x playthrough requirement (turned it into $140).

That's a nice reward! Congratulations Matthew, and since I don't play there, no reward for me 🙂

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22 December 2021 - 8:23am
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Unlucky 👎

I'm not exactly sure why I was given so much...players with much higher VIP status than me received as little as $30.

I did make the conscious decision to create a support ticket during the downtime asking if there was something wrong with my account (even though I knew the site was down due to "update issues"). I figured that Ignition would issue compensation to impacted players and calculate the reward using various activity metrics, possibly including customer support.

I don't buy the official explanation for the downtime. I think their database/servers were compromised by the Log4j Log4Shell vulnerability and attacked with ransomware.

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23 December 2021 - 11:50pm
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Matthew wrote:

I don't buy the official explanation for the downtime. I think their database/servers were compromised by the Log4j Log4Shell vulnerability and attacked with ransomware.

That is a good guess, you may well be on the money there.

I got nothing from them myself. But to be fair I haven't played there for a while.

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17 February 2022 - 9:10pm
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I think it is ddos attack...

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4 September 2022 - 12:41am
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That was a. Good freebie to thrown out after that major outage on such serious sites with a lot depending on serious amounts of money, it was a shocker to the least