What to do in case my IP is blocked because of abuse?

When doing multiple requests with a wrong apikey, MetaDefender Cloud will block your IP for a period of one hour. The http response will be 403, and the content looks like this:

{"success":false,"error":{"code":403002,"messages":["Your ip is blocked because of abuse"]}}

This happens in order for us to avoid brute force attacks trying to guess apikeys. What you need to do in case you made several requests with a wrong apikey is to wait for one hour when the restriction expires.

This article pertains to MetaDefender Cloud
This article was last updated on 2018-03-22