Media pioneer Matt Drudge stated on Twitter Thursday that the Drudge Report was under the “biggest DDoS attack since the site’s inception.”
Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT?
Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing].
In his tweet Drudge questioned whether the attack, which overwhelms a website’s servers with traffic in an attempt to take it offline, originated from the U.S. government.
“Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT?” he tweeted. “Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing].”
Attacking coming from ‘thousands’ of sources. Of course none of them traceable to Fort Meade…
The attack came only hours after the White House announced retaliatory measures against the Russia government, which included expelling 35 “Russian intelligence operatives” from the country, for US-election related hacking.
The Drudge Report came under attack only moments after numerous reports alleged Russian state-run news network RT became unavailable on television in parts of the US – fueling speculation that the disruption was linked to the Obama administration’s earlier announcement.
Numerous reports of Russian state-run Network RT being unavailable. Drudge Report also under “Biggest DDoS attack since site’s inception”
7:30 PM – 29 Dec 2016