BetOnline.ag And SportsBetting.ag Suffer DDos Attack
On Friday, October 16th, BetOnline.ag and SportsBetting.ag were taken offline due to a DDoS cyber-attack. The industry-leading betting sites were down for much of the weekend, including most of NFL Sunday and the entire day for Saturday’s college football schedule.
As of Monday, the website for both sportsbooks, which share the same support and cashier, has stabilized. But, both sites have stated they are not entirely out of the woods yet.
However, their downtime has brought a lot of questions from bettors, including if their funds safe with BetOnline.ag and SportsBetting.ag and what exactly is the risk with these DDoS attacks.
Are My Funds Safe At BetOnline.ag And SportsBetting.ag?
Yes, this attack does not pose a risk to players’ funds. While the website did have some downtime, by all accounts, bettors’ personal information was not corrupted or stolen during the attack.
Aside from the attack, it’s worth noting that BetOnline.ag and SportsBetting.ag are elite sportsbooks. They have large betting limits, have been in the industry for over 20 years, and have some of the fastest payouts online.
At SBS, we’ve had them as one of our most highly rated sportsbooks for years and there are little to no complaints from players. Rest assured, your funds are safe and secure at both betting sites.
What Is A DDoS Attack?
DDoS stands for “distributed denial of service.” Basically, a group of hackers flood a website with excess traffic or information and make it unusable for normal traffic.
The hackers then demand a ransom, usually in the payment of a cryptocurrency, and state they will stop the attacks if the ransom is paid.
DDoS attacks are extremely common. These attacks almost always pose no risk of personal data being stolen by hackers but cause many websites, including online sportsbooks to lose business or be unable to operate.
In fact, these attacks are extremely common, especially in the offshore betting industry. Sports betting sites often receive these attacks while the hackers are demanding payment in their live chat support.
Truly, they’re nothing BetOnline and SportsBetting haven’t dealt with before. This is just a blimp on the radar for two of the most trusted sportsbooks in the online gaming industry.