as some of you might have noticed, our website is currently unavailable. In this blog post, I want to give you an update about the current situation and explain why we are offline.
On friday, various website owners have contacted our provider to inform them about an ongoing brute-force attack. Hackers use brute-force as a method to login into other accounts by trying out every possible password combination. As a result, our provider has temporarily disabled requests to external websites for accounts with many external requests. Unfortunately, we’re also affected by this. This block remains in place until the situation has been examined by our provider.
Without external requests, Sownloader is unable to detect the download URL for your Smule performances. As a workaround, you can still use our standalone software for Windows. You can download it for free here.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out that Sownloader did not participate in any such attacks, let alone carried out an attack. We are only affected as a precautionary measure, as we perform thousands of external requests every day.
It might take a few days until our web service will be available again. I expect a solution for this issue on monday or tuesday. Thank you very much for your patience and support.