[Juser] disabled accounts

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Aug 22 18:19:53 UTC 2012


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Recently the jabber.org IM service has been the victim of massive and
repeated denial of service attacks. The admin team strongly suspects
that these attacks are related to the widespread and abusive use of
jabber.org accounts by "customers" of KBot, a program for cheating at
the DarkOrbit game. Even if the DoS attacks prove to be unrelated to
KBot, the admin team has decided that use of jabber.org to communicate
with KBot violates the jabber.org service policy. Although we are in
the process of updating the service policy to more clearly define how
this kind of usage is abusive, the dire nature of the current threat
has forced us to take more immediate action. Therefore, we are
disabling the accounts of every jabber.org user who communicates with
KBot, and we have disabled new account registration to prevent further
communication between jabber.org users and KBot. We do not take this
step lightly, but given the current circumstances we have no other choice.

Peter

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