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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Same-sex marriage activist sites - October 2008


DATE:
2008-10

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
USA

AFFECTED SITES:
noonprop8.com, sayno2.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Sites became unreachable in the evening, with sayno2.com back up that night and noonprop8.com back up the next morning (1,2).

SOURCE COUNTRY:
USA. IPs came from California, Texas, New Jersey, and Georgia (1).

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Proponents of anti-gay-marriage legislation.

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
During peak fundraising time, site opposing legislation that would ban gay marriage was attacked.

URLS:
1. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/10/ddos-attack-str/
2. http://www.calitics.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=7333
3. http://www.bilerico.com/2008/10/massive_cyber_attack_freezes_donations_i.php


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