Popular celebrity and media-watching blog website Gawker.com struggled to remain on the internet earlier this week as it found itself the victim of unwanted attention from hackers.
Gawker revealed in a blog post that its network of blogs had sufferered a denial-of-service attack that flooded company servers with traffic, making it near impossible for legitimate users to browse their sites.
Gawker’s CTO, Thomas Plunkett, told the New York Times that the attack was aimed at Consumerist.com, a site hosted by Gawker, but that other parts of the Gawker online empire had also suffered under the barrage.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are often used by hackers who have a vendetta against a particular organisation,…
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