Just a dude
Just letting everyone know what happened this week.
As you may or may not know, we came under fire from a massive dDoS attack aimed directly at me and my business. Due to this, most our network got knocked offline for days while we worked endlessly trying to get things under control, but we were limited to our datacenters mercy. This was a targeted attack aimed at me because a certain person has a strong dislike for me and after failing to make me go away by publically destroying my reputation with endless posts on WHT designed to stir controversy, he resulted in launching a targeted attack at our network and IPs to further his point and make me look bad.
We spent days trying to get IPs nulled and new ones added for server access so that our servers could be accessible again, but one of our main datacenters seemed to not understand what we needed and wanted and was very quick to reply with 1 word sentence responses and we would have to spend pages just per ticket just to get our point made. They also would take 12+ hours per reply making it even harder. Eventually, we regained access to servers and are making plans to move everyone off the network.
Because I care about my clients and have been stressing to get everyone up, I made the decision to hand off all our shared/reseller/business hosting clients to a very good friend of mine who has a bigger and larger network. This will also mean no more downtime as none of the sites we hosted were attacked. We know this because we had IPs getting attacked that hosted no content, just had our names on the IPs which made them a target.
It was a great pleasure working with everyone, and sad to see it end this way, but I have to do what is best for you all. I would encourage everyone to stick with my good friend, Ernie from HVH. He is a great guy, has a great team, knows what he is doing and will also take good care of you like I did.
This is not how I wanted this to go, but due to the circumstances, SolidShellSecurity, LLC will be falling back to focus on local and other IT endeavors where we won't have an online presence openning us up to attacks and further ridicule.
NEW HOST INFO: (you can probably expect an e-mail from them)
http://www.hudsonvalleyhost.com/billing/ (your SSS info should work as the systems were merged)
New Name Servers:
Email/Ticket wise. We are still working to get everything operational. We moved our e-mail system to a high-end solution and are still working on connecting our ticket system to the e-mail system. At this time, all the web sites have been moved over and are being ported into the HvH servers.
Truvis Thornton | Head of Operations