No, I’m not serious.
I don’t really think that North Korea has a grudge against Dilbert.
But it’s clear that someone isn’t a fan of the long-running Scott Adams cartoon strip, whose website has recently suffered a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack.
Adams blogged about it, asking whoever was responsible to come forward (anonymously if they wished) and explain what motivated them to take what is, after all, a criminal action:
Okay, whoever launched the DDoS attack on the Dilbert.com servers this morning has to come forward, anonymously if you prefer, and tell me your motives. Just leave a comment here if you feel that is safe enough.
I’m hoping the attack came from female hackers because of my blog post yesterday on the lack of women in tech jobs. That would be perfect. If so, you made your point. Nicely done.
Yes, it cost me money.
If it was someone else, what is your point?
Plenty of people have left waggish comments in response (some have even suggested it might be a counterattack in response to a change in the design layout of the website), but none appear to be seriously claiming responsibility.
If you’re upset with Dilbert or Scott Adams, do the right thing and let them know by dropping them a line or leaving them a message.
Don’t DDoS their site. That’s just not nice.