UPDATE: Roll Out The Recall With The Solidarity Singers...
You just gotta love what these folks do. They've invented a whole genre of protest!
A computer professional from Milwaukee was called in to United Wisconsin's office in Milwaukee this afternoon to see why its website, which is a main portal for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, crashed. The website hosts pertinent information regarding field coordination, contacts, FAQs and other information pertinent to the recall campaign. The computer scientist stated, via email that "The site was brought to its knees. I was asked to take a look, and there is an insane amount of requests hitting the server... which is the hallmark of ddos… still working on details."
I asked if there was an antidote and his reply was: "Not a cure all, but they should be able to be back up from this attack fairly soon. This is the stuff of highly paid security professionals... Grassroots groups usually are not targets of these kinds of sophisticated attacks. They are working with their hosting company, which is the best bet since they live and breath this stuff."
According to Wikipedia,
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person, or multiple people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely.
So far, no one has come forward to claim responsibility.
Do you think the rightwing is worried about this recall?
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