UPDATE: Saturday Night 9:05pm ET on 10/17/20 – BetOnline now has a message on their homepage which describes the situation & states that they are under “an aggressive cyber attack”. Click to see screen shot. Sister sportsbook SportsBetting.ag is also affected by this same cyber attack.
It is important to understand that customer data & funds are secure. This is a DDoS attack in which the perpetrator floods the websites with so much fake traffic that it overwhelms the servers. More on DDoS attacks
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Below you can see the previous updates and news as it unfolded.
UPDATE: Friday at 2:14 PM – BetOnline has confirmed they are down because of cyber attack. Here is the message they just sent out to customers: “Valued customers, we are offline due to an aggressive cyber attack. We’re taking every measure to resolve the issue and we will be fully operational again as soon as possible.”.
Original: Friday at 1:01 PM – The very popular online sportsbook BetOnline.ag has been down all day today 10/16/20. The people at BetOnline are aware of the issue and are working to restore the site.
The error message people are getting has alternated between a BetOnline page with a computer generated error message stating that the Cloudflare connection is working and that the server is returning an error and another message which simply states “You do not have permission to view this directory or page.”.
It should be noted that there were string of outages with BetOnline a couple of years ago due to a DDoS attack. There is no confirmation if this is what is happening here. BetOnline does employ Cloudflare, who specializes in preventing these sorts of attacks. Coincidentally (or not) Cloudflare just sent this message to all of its clients this afternoon.
Latest Tweets from BetOnline on the Situation
UPDATE: We have made significant progress over the last 24 hours, and we hope to be able to provide a more concrete timeline for reopening soon. We will continue to provide updates as we work diligently to restore services. Thank you for your continued patience.
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) October 17, 2020
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, we hope to have the service fully restored soon. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) October 16, 2020