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More Details on Hacker Attack of 'No on 8' Website
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Overnight, the official No on Prop 8 website was hit by a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) essentially shutting down the site. According to the campaign, the attack originated from within California in addition to Texas, New Jersey and Georgia.
"I'm sure we'll hear a lot of denials today from the Prop 8 campaign, but this is clearly an orchestrated attempt to tear down what has become one of the largest grassroots movements in California electoral history," said Patrick Guerriero, NO on Prop 8 Campaign Director. "We have reported this to the FBI and other federal authorities and we have secured our site in ways we never thought would be necessary. But make no mistake – this was an attack against individual rights, not just a Web site."
The No on Prop 2 campaign, which is fighting a similar measure in Florida, also fell victim to a DDoS attack last night.