As tension continue to rise among participants of the now viral Ponzi scheme, ultimate cycler, the developers behind the scheme have released a statement that destroyed any hope that the website will be back anytime soon.
Read full statement below;
However, new development has shown that the website might have been attacked.
Ultimate Cycler website hosted at www.ultimatecycler.com had crashed 2 days ago sending members into a panic.
The website has been down for over 48 hours. Nigerians who had hurriedly put in money are losing patience. Those who had been convinced by friends and family to join are also running out of patience, the situation is messy.
Many were still hoping the website will be back soon, by soon we mean in 24 hours but that hope has been killed.
An investigation by technical team reveals that the website must have been or is still under a DDoS attack after welcoming with a message from CloudFlare.
According to Wikipedia: a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.
After the message from CloudFlare, which try to filter the traffic to protect against a DDoS attack, the technical team was directed to a screen that shows the statement released by a certain peter wolfing, who is the founder of the money scheme.
If the suspicion of a DDoS attack is true, then members of the scheme have a little to fear. The extent of the DDoS attack will determine what happens to those who had inputted money into the system.
If the attack has damaged the database which stores information of all transactions, username, password and other vital information of members that will be a big trouble as it will mean all is lost.
However, if the developers had backed up the database before the attack, it means all information and transaction is safe and can be restored successfully. The big question here is: hope the attackers don’t have access to vital information?