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:
"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