LOS ANGELES — In a statement issued this week, iWantClips has affirmed its website was not compromised nor hacked during Sunday’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which made the site temporarily unavailable.
“At approximately 3:30 a.m. until approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, the iWantClips.com website was hit with a DDoS attack causing the website to become unresponsive and ultimately unavailable,” iWantClips parent iWantEmpire VP Jay Phillips stated. “We apologize for this inconvenience and are working tirelessly to prevent further interruptions. Our development team was aware of the attack within minutes of it occurring and was able to stop the DDoS attack within a matter of hours.”
Phillips said a DDoS attack occurs when attackers gain control of other computers and use them to overwhelm a website with a barrage of requests for service, ultimately blocking users from using the targeted site, noting this was a deliberate attack on the platform and not an accident.
“We have determined that this was not an amateur attack and was in fact a deliberate, well-funded, and strategized attack to take down iWantClips,” Phillips stated. “While deeply concerning and regretfully inconvenient to our artists and fans, this attack serves to remind us of the threat that the success of each and every artist on the iWantEmpire represents to certain individuals.”
To read the full statement, click here.