It seems that longtime ebaY critic site ebaymotorssucks.com came under a crippling Denial of Service Attack yesterday.
At some point, Doc, the Admin or the host, must have pulled the plug, as I saw only the free parking page. It’s back online now and soon to be restored fully.
For those not familiar with ebaymotorssucks.com, it’s probably one of the oldest ebaY critic sites on the web, and most likely the #1 such site. He’s exposed many bad things about ebaY, ebaY motors, and helped untold numbers of would-be victims from being scammed. In fact, he, and his site(s) have likely prevented fraud and scams more than ebay’s lack-whit customer service dept, which is notorious for giving bad advice.
That may be because Doc focuses on warning and educating the victims or would-be victims, not profits.
Ebay/Paypal has proven time and time again that they do NOT CARE about YOU! You are nothing more than dollar signs ringing up in their otherwise blank stare. Sadly, a true fact that thousands of ebaY and Paypal victims find out every single day.
I guess the only question is who would want a site like that down?
(Need I state the obvious here?)
Let’s put it this way, I do not feel or believe that Anonymous or any of that phylum is behind the attack.
Does it seem like ebay /paypal could have played a part in or been behind the DdoS attack upon ebaymotorssucks.com?
One way to determine present or future behavior is to look at past behavior…
It’s no secret that ebaY uses dirty tricks, astroturfers, and has an alleged “Black Budget” department.
They’ve been caught using corporate shills, even from the highest levels of management time and again, as well as using very unscrupulous tactics to attempt to coerce the media.
Their forum moderation outfit’s publicly stated policy to to deliberately NOT disclose that they are being paid to “steer” and ‘seed’ the conversations on ebay’s community forums and elsewhere.
We’ve even seen what appears to me to be some scandalous activity surrounding Vandalism of wikipedia by ebay employees, and donations to the parent corp, wikimedia.
Ah yes, then there was some recent conflict at Doc’s site with an ebaY corporate shill…
Hmmm… I can’t help but wonder if these events aren’t related?
Did I mention that such behavior, ei; the use of undisclosed paid word of mouth endorsers is against FTC regs?
I don’t feel that there is much question that ebaY certainly lacks the ethics, and is well capable of using any number of assorted dirty tricks.
That’s one reason why I’ll be doing everything in my power to expose ebaY for the sleaze trap that it is, and to persuade others to close their accounts and join in the fight.
The other reason is for the LULz. It’s pure comedy watching these snakes at ebay spin and squirm. haha!
All you who wish to join me can start by always mentioning ebaY in a bad light where ever possible, including real life, where ebaY’s undercover paid liars and trolls are not present.
There’s no shortage of factual, negative things to say to convince folks to never use ebaY or Paypal, and/or close their accounts. eg; virus, ID theft, stolen goods, glitches, lack of any real customer service. 3 hr wait times to get to a non-English speaking rep, and of course, hacked accounts and bogus invoices.
JMO, I think the 11+ year ID theft allowing, uncorrected critical safety xss flaw really is the one which nearly guarantees that whomever you tell, won’t be going to the ebay site. Bear in mind that all one needs to do is simply land on the wrong page at ebaY and BAM! ~ You are owned. pOwn3d!
Usually, the most casual or subtle mentions at the right time and place are all that’s required.
Remember, word-of-mouth built ebaY and the same can take it down too.
I see that ebaymotorssucks.com is now back up fully at http://www.ebaywarehouse.us.
The post “Are ebaY’s ears ringing” has also been restored.
I bet Doc is even re-motivated to start back into hardcore ebaY criticism and exposure.
I’d like to say thanks to sleazebaY for re-invigorating us both.