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DDoS Attack Postmortem
22 May 2022


Today, from 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack was conducted on the Compensation VR image server(s).
This attack consisted of 50+ accounts being created unnecessarily and they were used to upload over 5,000 images to the Compensation VR API.
At approximately 3:20 PM EST, Compensation VR API staff stepped in and disabled image uploads.
Before that action was carried out, the daily Firebase 1GB bandwidth limit was reached, so no new files were uploaded, only the metadata was actually inserted.



Upcoming Changes

In the wake of this attack, we've concluded that a multitude of changes are required to continue serving our community.


While we're fairly sure this attack was from a disgruntled former staff member, we cannot be certain of this, and will take no action against this individual until further proof is provided.
The image API will remain offline for 36-48 hours to allow for internal cleanup and investigation, and will be restored to normal operation after that period.
As always, thank you for playing Compensation VR.
At the moment, we're experiencing an unrelated issue with WebSockets preventing current versions of the game from being played. We plan to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Until then, please make sure to join the Discord for regular updates on the situation!