BetOnline Website Down – Under Cyber Attack

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UPDATE: Saturday Night 9:05pm ET on 10/17/20 – BetOnline now has a message on their homepage which describes the situation and admits that they are under “an aggressive cyber attack”. Click to see screen shot

Sister sportsbook is also affected by this same cyber attack.

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 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.

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