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Old 07-05-2020, 10:03 AM
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IB guys don't seem to be very quick to comment on this. So I'll add my educated guess of what has happened. Slowness of TE website two days ago was most probably caused by a denial-of-service attack. That is usually done by flooding server resources with superfluous requests in an attempt to overload systems and prevent some or all legitimate requests from being fulfilled. And added checks for human users was obviously considered necessary to keep those ravaging robots away. Annoying of course, but better then uselessly slow website.
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