Sunday November 27,2011 : Mixed bag of site availability over the weekend
Last week’s very public DDoS row between Affactive and TopGame continued to cause problems into the weekend, with Top Game spokesmen claiming that the company had enlisted the aid of lawyers and law enforcement in its as yet unproved allegations against Affactive, and Affactive claiming that Top Game has hired bots to wage war on its sites.
Meanwhile, as one forum poster succinctly put it, the casino licensees and players were sandwiched between the warring factions as a diversity of online casino websites appeared to be intermittently unavailable.
On Saturday, a Rome Casino representative claimed: "I would just like to make it known that Rome Casino, Diceland and other TG casinos have been back to regular activity for the past 48 hours with no hitches or damage to software. The attack only affected communications, and everything has been back online for the last 2 days. All players are welcome."
However, players continued to report availability problems, prompting him to return and advise: "I’ve notified TG of this and they are checking it out, will update you shortly, they believe it to be a problem with a certain version of the program, following the ddos attack communication protocols changed, and so the error message, they’re confident it will be rectified very soon."
Affactive appeared to have taken the fight off the message boards, and its present situation is not known.