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It's very common to target ecommerce stores like this. Specifically jewellery stores for some reason. Probably because it's a luxury good and somehow botnet owners link that to wealth of the owners. We host tens of thousands ecommerce stores and sometimes get these forwarded. We estimate that our customers receive at least one a month. DDOS attacks are a weekly to bi-weekly occurance for us.

The internet is a messy place.

I would love to hear more about how you mitigate them.. Or is this part of the "secret sauce" for hosting companies?

yes, if we describe it, people will start "unit testing" their botnets against us.

Fair enough! That makes sense...

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