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The DDOS attack orchestrated by Gery SHALON, Vladislav SMIRNOV (aka Vladislav KHOKHOLKOV), and Gal BARACK started on October 25, 2018. Since then we experienced 5 or 6 massive waves on our servers with the goal to keep readers away from our articles. Since then we recorded more than 2.5 Billion threats from thousands of IP addresses worldwide. Over the last 24 hours (Nov 2 and Nov 3, 2018) alone we again experienced another 347 million bad requests (see Cloudflare chart above). Admitted, we actually had to record losses due to the attack. Our readers may be annoyed, we were forced to redesign our server infrastructure and pay for security experts. But, on the other hand, there are some good news associated with the attack. It forced us too re-think our publishing strategy and to implement a multi-platform and network publishing approach to avoid such DDOS downtime scenarios. Without too much bragging we are proud to say that Gery SHALON and his friends actually contributed involentarely to the further development of FinTelegram. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, I guess. A big thank you to all our supporters and our FinTelegram community – your are great. And our sincere apologies to our readers for any inconvenience you may have experienced over the last 10 days.

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