The “No on Prop 8” website (and possibly Florida’s “No on 2” site) was the victim of a coordinated denial-of-service attack at the height of fundraising efforts to defeat the anti-gay marriage ballot measure.
The campaign reports: “Today the NO on Prop 8 campaign’s Web site (http://www.noonprop8.com/) was the victim of what appears to be a coordinated attack designed to bring the system down. According to http://www.calitics.com/, the denial-of-service attack (DoS) on the NO on Prop 8 website occurred before 11:30pm, Wednesday, October 29th and coincides with a similar attack on Florida’s NO on 2 campaign, the Constitutional Amendment Against Marriage Equality. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing information or services. By targeting a computer and its network connection, or the computers and network of the sites, an attacker may be able to prevent someone from accessing email, web sites, online accounts (banking, etc.), or other services that rely on the affected computer. The most common and obvious type of DoS attack occurs when an attacker ‘floods’ a network with information.”
As I mentioned yesterday, the “No on Prop 8” campaign is in DESPERATE NEED of $3 million in funds due to a last-minute surge of funding from the opposition.
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Also, tonight at midnight is the last night that Florida Red & Blue, the organization behind the battle against Amendment 2, which would ban same-sex marriage in Florida, can accept funding. They report that they need funds as well.