Thursday, October 30, 2008

DDoS Attack Strikes

Ryan Singel writes on Threat Level:

Websites of political groups fighting anti-gay marriage amendments were hit by a flood of fake traffic Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to muzzle the sites and interfere with a fundraising effort, California's No on Prop 8 group said Thursday.

The Secret Service is now investigating the denial-of-service attack on, an attack that began Wednesday afternoon and eventually made the site unreachable that evening, according to spokeswoman Julia Spiess.

No on Prop 8 described the attack as "what appears to be a coordinated attack designed to bring the system down."

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