report has been updated below]
the most widely visited survival web site on
the internet became the target
of a Denial of Service (DoS) Attack which rendered the site inaccessible on the evening
of May 26. According to an email published at The Orange Jeep Dad Blog, Lily Rawles, the wife of founder and author James Rawles, says the attack “appears
to have been a “pinging” DOS attack.”
Survival Blog main server, which
is located in Sweden, is unavailable
by using its
www.SurvivalBlog.com URL (uniform resource locator) or direct
IP address http://220.127.116.11/.
of Sunday May 27 @ 21:30 efforts are underway to redirect the domain name servers to the US-based mirror web site at the following currently available IP address: http://18.104.22.168/
threatening letter sent
to the web site anonymously this
week via email demanded that the site remove all hyperlinks to various other web sites that were interlinked from Survival Blog. It also threatened to openly publish James Rawles books on pirated web
sites. The email, in what appears
to be broken English, called for Rawles to immediately cease the interlinking within 5 days and threatened to attack unless Rawles complied with demands to publish a racist headline and
post on his web site.
is uncertain whether Survival Blog’s refusal to meet the demands in the email
are related to the flood of access
requests that took down the web site over the weekend, but it’s believed that the anonymous sender traced to Texas may be directly
copy of the threatening email sent to Survival Blog is sourced via Prepper Website
and made available by The Orange Jeep Dad Blog:
from (Avalanche) Lily Rawles
a racist in Texas that
has threatened JWR’s
livelihood and attacked SurvivalBlog. The following is a quoted excerpt
from the threat as sent
to me directly from Lily.
She asked that I leave out the cursing and I will happily oblige:
appears to have been a “pinging”
DOS attack, most likely instigated by the man in
Texas that anonymously
sent me this little
missive, last week:
“N” (word removed)
lover you have five days
to take all links and any
metion for links below
off your site. If you
dont do it I will post everyone of you crappy books on prirate sites
and kiss your
“N” (word removed)
loving income from them good by. I can and haved posted privated books up screwed up a company before They are almost dead kiss www.survivalbooks.com
good f***ing good by they could not take our hacks after relating to you f***. We even take their
4000 books off kindle. Don’t
believe watch their books all go by by after Monday we have people work at amazon we
can get their books off watch yours go to to. You must post I
hate “N”s on your site or it happen to you to to. Time u feel our power see jewish hate on your site to. we hack good ,
you them all u
Orange Jeep Dad Blog]
I left punctuation
“as is”. They
hope to get the site back
up by “Monday afternoon”.
Please pray for the Rawles in hopes that God will
continue to bless their family and deter this miscreant down a different, less harmful path and keep all the loyal advertisers/friends of Survival Blog safe from harm.
Survival Blog name
servers may be in the process of updating, as accessibility seems to be in the process of being restored and or redirected to the US based IP address at http://22.214.171.124/.
the site Domain Name Servers have been rerouted
then the site should be available once the US based address propagates across global
servers, a process that normally takes from a few hours to two days depending
on end user access areas.
MAY 28, 2012 @ 12:03 AM
Accessibility to SurvivalBlog.com has been restored to the U.S. based mirror site.
past weekend, our server
in Sweden was put under a “ping
“ Denial of Service (DOS) attack
that at times resulted in 65% packet loss.
The attack was timed
for a three-day holiday
weekend, no doubt because
the miscreants expected that the staff at our ISP would be unavailable to help us
OBTW, the attack initially did not include our dotted quad backup address:126.96.36.199
(Which is explained here.)
At least this provided a good test for our Continuity of Web Services (COWS) defenses.
Obviously, we are now going to need multiple mirror
sites as well as an adaptive cloud
server that can handle any future DOS onslaught.
Due to the
nature of name server updates Survival
Blog accessibility via direct URL (www.survivalblog.com) may remain intermittent. Direct
access is now available via http://188.8.131.52/.