wisconsinforward said: when half the links on a site are broken, it’s hard to take it seriously…
» SFB says: In their defense, they’re probably getting a lot of attention today and probably underestimated exactly how much they needed to spend on hosting. Standard WordPress installs aren’t well-designed to handle a ton of traffic (get these guys a copy of W3 Total Cache, stat!). When a new site scores a Julian Assange interview, that’s a pretty big get. It’s called the Slashdot effect: See it as a symptom of unexpected popularity, not a symptom of them being rinky-dink. — Ernie @ SFB
I don’t think you’ll have a lot of success with [identifying them]. It takes years to track stuff like this down. You’re dealing with something that’s not necessarily cut and dry.Computer security expert Barrett Lyon • Speaking to Talking Points Memo about the DDOS attack that took their site down. Read more here.