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Why was my ip banned from these forums?

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As of friday, when I try to navigate to https://forums.malwarebytes.com I get the following message


The request could not be satisfied.

Request blocked.

Generated by cloudfront (CloudFront)
Request ID: HV9kW-MJ7dUHEJcI5ozFRDlglmLpxiyKu1SYQHnz-uYEDv6LHrbXJw==

I am able to get around this error by using a proxy ip address. I first noticed the problem after coming here to resolve a malware issue, so I am worried that my ip is being blocked because my comp is infected with malicious script

I did some testing and discovered that I get the same error message on other websites that I've never been to before, such as  https://forums.soompi.com/en and https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/

What these 3 sites have in common is that they are all powered by invision community and they all seemingly use of cloudfront. I do not know how it relates to me

EDIT: I am suddenly able to get on forums.soompi.com/en, but not the other two. This is strange.


Edited by JackSprat99
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If your IP sometimes changes you can be given an IP that somebody else was recently using (possibly unwittingly) to do something nasty, such as, for instance, taking part in a DDoS attack. Some services try and block such IPs.

Could that be the explanation?

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