Flyertalk is Down Again, Hopefully Back Up Soon

Stay tuned. I pinged the Internet Brands folks this morning, their tech folks are working on the outage, “Hopefully fixed in minutes” though that was 15 minutes ago.


Update: as of 10:20am Eastern, Flyertalk is back online for me.

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  1. I have ZERO knowledge of what’s causing the outage. But I can say with some experience that “we’re being hacked!” is commonly the wrong assessment. Network problems are usually attributable to pedestrian causes, like a badly configured router or a defective cable.

  2. considering that flyertalk was redirecting to a download site (with porn and other goodies) ‘hacked’ may be the correct diagnosis.

    not entirely sure why, but i experienced some schadenfreude when the pirate site popped up on my screen.

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