We received an email the other day from the owner of the www.ebaymotorssucks.com website concerning an ongoing DDoS attack against his site, one that he blames eBay Inc. for orchestrating. For those of you who don't know, and right now can't visit the site because it is down due to the attack, eBay Motors Sucks is a site that for years has been dedicated to exposing fraud on eBay; Whether this fraud be caused by unscrupulous sellers, scammers or by the corporation itself, there is little doubt in anyone's mind that eBay is wrought with fraud and has been for some time.
The site owner blames eBay for the attack. Is it reasonable to assume that eBay would do such a thing? Perhaps. If you've followed this and other eBay related blogs over the years, you know that eBay Inc. will use money, power, influence, threats and intimidation to accomplish their goals....it's a public company after all, and since employees (particularly the management) are paid in part with stock options, it is in their best interest that the company remain healthy financially. Denying fraud and hiding scams and hacking that have affected the site is to their benefit.
That said, it is also just as likely that the DDoS attack came from an unhappy scammer organization who didn't like eBaymotorssucks.com bringing to light their scams. Whether the attack was orchestrated by eBay, scammers, or another party, the fact remains that eBay Motors Sucks' website has been dedicated to exposing fraud on eBay for years....which is why it is my personal belief that eBay is not behind the attack. If I were an executive at eBay, I would be thanklessly grateful that such sites exist to expose fraud. It's much easier to pay an employee or two to peruse sites such as ebaymotorssucks.com to learn of scams and fraud, rather than pay a brigade of employees to search the site for scams - which change and morph constantly.
Anyway, eBaymotorssucks posted a video to Youtube about the incident, you can watch it and decide for yourself...
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