Trying to combat these attacks has the full attention of my team, and we’re working as hard as we can on it.
We’ll keep posting on the Second Life Status Blog as we have new updates. April Linden Second Life Operations Team Lead On June 15 we became aware that some classified ads had gone missing.
It’s recently come to our attention that there has been an increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident.
This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.
Failure to comply with such a request will eventually result in, either, a) your ability to talk and move around the server being removed for a period of time, b) a temporary ban from the channel in question or c) possibly a temporary ban from the entire server. We DO understand that mistakes can be made, we're all human after all (apart from maybe the Furries : P).
So, if you feel that a decision has been made that has been unfair to you, you do have the right and opportunity to appeal such a decision by sending an email, with any appropriate information, to the Managers and Owners of KC for review.
Upon investigation, we discovered that all renewing classified ads had expired themselves.
We have identified the cause and are in the process of replacing all of them.
To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess.After this period your ad will be billed as usual on its expected renewal date.We apologize for the brief disruption to classified ads, and will update this post when the ads have been restored.Second Life being hit with a DDo S attack is pretty routine.It happens quite a bit, and we’re good at handling it without a large number of Residents noticing. Wow - it's been kind of quiet over here in the land bog, but we have some news to share!Read all about it in the Featured News section of the blog by clicking this link.The quick version is that the Second Life product team has added the ability for private Estate Owners to do Region restarts via the web - and introduced a new 'Safe Mode; that will help disable scripts, physics and collisions in order to make it easier to get in and remove issue causing items.Read the full blog in featured news - it's worth it! As I’m sure most of y’all have noticed, Second Life has had a rough 24 hours.For example, answering “What is your favorite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts.