Some people just want to watch the world burn. Where/how can I donate? The truth of the matter is that some people are trying to use a DDoS attack to spoil Game Day, but we’re not going to let them do that. On Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, extra-life.org crashed. Donors visiting and donating to participants on extra-life.org on Saturday, November 2, may have been charged multiple times if the donor initiated a sequential donation after first receiving an error on our site during the time our fundraising portal, DonorDrive, was experiencing issues. From video games to board games, Extra Lifers do what they love to raise money for CMN Hospitals. The best news source for online games and the premier Multiplayer, MMORPG, and MOBA directory of the web. , Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. Someone once DDoSed the CIA's website, and that's not because the people who did it are impressive individuals -- it's just because you can figure out how to DDoS literally anything which just a little bit of Google research. That's pretty fucking low. Now nobody can get through and you have no idea who to block. Last year, the streaming event raised $8.8 million for charity. My security teacher was showin' us how to do this this past week. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Phillip studied journalism with hopes of writing news about games - then he accidentally stumbled into a career of regular news. — Extra Life (@ExtraLife4Kids) November 2, 2013. We know it’s frustrating that the Extra Life website has been experiencing intermittent issues throughout the day. What fucking assholes. Donors affected and participations will hear from us again when DonorDrive has issued all refunds for transactions they have identified, and all funds have been allocated to participant pages. Extra Life charity struck by DDoS attack during fundraising event, post on the charity organization’s Facebook page, much in the way runners and walk-a-thons raise money for charity. The Extra Life website reportedly fell victim to a denial of service attack on Saturday, according to a post on the charity organization’s Facebook page. The official website for Extra Life 2013 is experiencing downtime due to a DDoS attack, according to an update from founder and director Jeromy Adams on the organization's Facebook page. Who would anyone DDoS a charity event? Regardless of the cause, Extra Life apparently made up for lost time in between interruptions: as of the wee hours of the morning, this year’s event had already raised over $3 million so far, with several hours still left to go in the marathon. The event works much in the way runners and walk-a-thons raise money for charity:  thousands of gamers sign up to play, backed by pledges of support. For our real time tech updates, check out our Pinned Tweet for up-to-date information. That isn’t normally a problem, and if someone is enough of a jerk to keep calling the call center, you can block him. The truth of the matter is that some people are trying to use a DDoS attack to spoil Game Day, but we’re not going to let them do that. Some people have been performing a DDoS attack to take down the main Extra Life charity's website on the day of the charity stream. Supporters can also donate to their local member hospital at Extra-life.org/donate. Basically, imagine having a call center. Extra Life is associated with the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. The place can only take so many callers at once. And this year, November 2nd had been scheduled to be a major donation drive by way of the Extra Life gaming marathon to raise money to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. A DDoS takes about as much effort as causing a major traffic jam by getting a few people together to slow down their cars on the freeway. Our entire team is … Thank you for your patience. They kinda fixed it. Extra Life is in its sixth year and was created by Adams in 2008 to honor his friend, the late Victoria ‘Tori’ Enmon, a 15-year-old Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals patient who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The site’s technology provider DonorDrive said the site suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Keep up to date with your local CMN Hospital. Scumbags. I thought it was the spike caused by the Giant Bomb stream, but if it's really an intentional DDOS attack that's really awful. You all are remarkable heroes #ForTheKids. If true then whoever is doing it is a fucking cunt. Funds raised go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of the player’s choice and nearly all donations are collected through the secure extra-life.org website. As frustrating as this is for everyone involved, it pales in comparison to what the kids we’re trying to save go through. By Phillip Moyer Nov 03, 2019 Somebody, somewhere, decided that a charity event that donates money to help sick children is worth trying to take down. Here is what happened and what DonorDrive is doing to fix any lingering issues. Participants, please note fundraising thermometers may decrease if a donor requests a refund. Thank you for sticking with us. Horrible thing to do if it's true. Please read this important note from Jeromy: Dear friends, We’ve discovered that the Extra Life website experienced a DDoS attack against our datacenter. I am so sorry that you are going through this frustration today. Extra Life’s fundraising portal and platform DonorDrive was DDoS cyber-attacked on November 2, 2019. “Extra-Life.org was the victim of attacks throughout and after the 25-hour event, taking it down intermittently,” said Todd Levy, managing partner at … UPDATE: the cause of our downtime has been determined, Extra Life was subjected to a DDoS attack. DDoS is short for distributed denial of service, with the intention of the attack to temporarily or indefinitely disrupt service on a website. While the attack may have gotten in the way of some people donating, it looks like there's still plenty of people braving the DDoS and making sure that the money is raised to help the kids. Extra Life Raises $3.7 Million Despite DDoS Attack, Dungeon Defenders II Series EV2 Spotlight, Battlefield Hardline Alcatraz Behind the Scenes. Edit: back up The Extra Life website is back up and running. Players of Combat Arms will be treated to a new special update next week, January 18. Mumblings on twitter of the attack being due to people taking advantage of the event and making ad revenue off of games they "have no right to stream" and Extra Life only being an excuse for that. The site will come back up, so please encourage your supporters to revisit often and keep trying. On Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, extra-life.org crashed. We’re SOOOOO blown away by the inspiring ways the Extra Life community is standing up in support of sick and injured kids across North America. "I am not sure what kind of person would DDoS a charitable initiative." Keep up to date with your local CMN Hospital. RELATED: Summer Games Done Quick Passes $3,000,000 Raised - And The Crowd Goes Wild. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals along with DonorDrive have no indication that any data was compromised. And this being what it is just makes it a more enjoyable thing to fuck up. Please get on every form of social media you can and tell your friends what happened. Haters aren't going to stop us from raising funds #ForTheKids! What that meant for donors and Extra Life participants is their fundraising pages and donation forms became unavailable for most of Saturday, November 2, one of Extra Life’s key fundraising days. Extra Life charity struck by DDoS attack during fundraising event - legal Insurrection (blog) http://t.co/VIzfantPij #DDOS #Security #Cyb... What HACKER scumbags subject kid's hospitals charity fundraiser to Denial of Service attack? While it's unclear who, or why, the attack took place, Extra Life has thankfully not been too hard hit by the incident. Significant amounts of traffic can sometimes be misinterpreted as a DDoS though. The site’s technology provider DonorDrive said the site suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. I am so sorry that you are going through this frustration today. It takes a real sick fuck to have it out for hurting kids. “Extra-Life.org was the victim of attacks throughout and after the 25-hour event, taking it down intermittently,” said Todd Levy, managing partner at DonorDrive. For that, we are so sorry. You’ve worked hard year-round to make this another record-breaking year #ForTheKids treated at CMN Hospitals and we will fight back with an overwhelming avalanche of positivity and patience to still make that a reality. On Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, extra-life.org crashed. Participants will see these donations marked as anonymous as we don’t know which donors selected that preference or not. Sometimes the world is just full of hate. We are Extra Life, an online grassroots movement working to save local kids through the power of play. They kinda fixed it. Also read they're attacking Youtubers raising money for them too. It is important that we spread the word. Whoever would do this is deranged. I believe them some people just don't give a fuck and only get enjoyment out of ruining a good thing. Are they positive it's malicious? It’s unclear how the cause was determined to be a DDoS attack. Chain Chronicle is the love child of the legendary Sega and Gumi, creator of the popular app, Brave Frontier. While some people might think that DDoS attacks are a good way to show off, a DDoS isn't hard to pull off. Since then, thousands of Extra Life participants have raised more than $7 million to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America, mostly by playing video and tabletop games. The program’s previous fundraising record was in 2012 when it raised $2.1 million. All in all, we can rest assured that the attack on the site was not as devastating as it was unnecessary and simply repugnant. 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