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Gay Nup Site “Under Attack”


Ack! Our socially conservative enemies are getting all high-tech and shit.

The folks over at No on 8, the campaign hoping to maintain same-sex marriage in California, sent us a press release detailing a coordinated attack on their site and a comrade’s site in Florida:

Today the NO on Prop 8 campaign’s Web site was the victim of what appears to be a coordinated attack designed to bring the system down. According to http://www.calitics.com/, the denial-of-service attack (DoS) on the NO on Prop 8 website occurred before 11:30pm, Wednesday, October 29th and coincides with a similar attack on Florida’s NO on 2 campaign, the Constitutional Amendment Against Marriage Equality.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing information or services… The most common and obvious type of DoS attack occurs when an attacker “floods” a network with information.

Be. Very. Afraid. (Or else!)

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 30, 2008
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  • 1 Comment
    • ted
      ted

      I couldn’t get on the No on 8 site last night. This would explain why.

      Oct 30, 2008 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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