Drudge Report DDoS

A tweet from conservative media icon Matt Drudge’s verified Twitter account Thursday night appeared to accuse the government of interfering with his website, DrudgeReport.com, just hours after the Barack Obama administration announced new sanctions against Russia over election hacking.

“Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing],” the tweet to Drudge’s 457,000 followers read. There were no other tweets from the account at the time.

A large-scale distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS, can cause major Internet disruptions. In the past, such attacks have shut down major websites such as Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, and Reddit. The attack sends a server many illegitimate requests to make it hard for real requests to get through, effectively shutting down the site.
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Yeah, it’s 10:55 Thursday night and I can’t get into Drudge. I accessed it earlier when it was supposed to be down, around 4:30, but not now.
Whoops, never mind, it just came up. It took a while but it’s there.

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4 Responses to Drudge Report DDoS

  1. Jim Jerzycke says:

    No trouble here at 2129 CA time….

  2. Padawan says:

    Of course Odumbass would. He’s going to try and shut down anything that doesn’t agree with him and his agenda. I honestly think he’s not going to leave office that quietly, especially where he’s trying to “save face.” (The one Michael doesn’t even want to see.)

  3. Granny says:

    I only just finished reading the “Official FBI statement”. Utter codswollop. Disclaimers all over the place, and innuendo (pun intended) towards various people vaguely identified.
    The Dems refuse to believe that they were robbed of what was supposed to be a sure thing.
    The list of “silly” code names, who made that up? Winnie The Pooh?
    If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable.
    Keep the pressure on, they will crack like the base metal that they are.
    Are those Jackboots coming up my stairwell?

  4. Sedition says:

    Hummm…I wonder if the White House website will be syn flooded in retaliation…
    Or maybe a couple of hundred folks might ping the same site about 500,000,000 times each…

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