Gawker Media Attacked By 4chan Members

The famous forum members of 4chan have struck once again with an attack on Gawker Media properties. According to reports, this was the second attempt from 4chan members on Gawker properties in two days.


Though the attack yesterday was not successful, it looks like 4chan members were able to take down Gawker properties today through heavy DDoS type of attacks. 4chan members have been carrying out such attacks in the past too including on Verizon Wireless who had blocked 4chan.

Right now too some Gawker sites I tried to load have a very slow response time, it is not very clear whether the attack is still on or whether Gawker managed to do something about it.

(Village Voice and Gawker Blog Deadspin via Techmeme)

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