DOJ Takes to Twitter to Address DDOS Attacks on Gov't Websites
The DOJ web server hosting http://justice.gov is experiencing a significant increase in activity, resulting in a degradation in service.
The department is working to ensure the website is available while we investigate the origins of this activity... ...which is being treated as a malicious act until we can fully identify the root cause of the disruption.
These are the first tweets by DOJ in over 10 days. [More...]
Some Anonymous members have put up a You Tube video about the attacks. Since no one speaks for Anonymous because it has no leader, it's not clear how many Anonymous members this represents.
As YourAnonNews reminds us, this is not a hacking into government websites but a DDOS attack:
#opmegaupload is not a "hack" of websites. It is a DDOS attack, where multiple computers flood a system forcing it to shut down
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