No Info Was Compromised In iWantClips DDoS Attack, Its VP Says

LOS ANGELES—In a statement issued this week, iWantClips affirms its website was not compromised nor hacked during Sunday’s "Distributed Denial of Service" (DDoS) attack, which made the site temporarily unavailable.

“At approximately 3:30 a.m. until approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, the website was hit with a DDoS attack, causing the website to become unresponsive and ultimately unavailable,” Jay Phillips, Vice President of iWantEmpire which operates iWantClips and its sister sites, said. “We apologize for this inconvenience and are working tirelessly to prevent further interruptions. Our development team was aware of the attack within minutes of it occurring and was able to stop the DDoS attack within a matter of hours.”

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is when attackers gain control of other computers and use them to overwhelm a website with a barrage of requests for service, ultimately blocking users from using the targeted site.

In the statement, Phillips noted that this was a deliberate attack on the platform and not an accident.

“We have determined that this was not an amateur attack and was in fact a deliberate, well-funded, and strategized attack to take down iWantClips," Phillips said. "While deeply concerning and regretfully inconvenient to our artists and fans, this attack serves to remind us of the threat that the success of each and every artist on the iWantEmpire represents to certain individuals.”

To read the full statement, click here.

iWantEmpire operates a number of adult sites, including the popular amateur, fetish and porn star clip site, iWantClips which offers "a truly elite experience in model worship." Its other sites are iWantCustomClips, which offers users the ability to direct their own fantasy by choosing the model, her outfit, scenario and more, along with the new mobile chat service, iWantPhone.