[funsec] Delicious Irony of the Day: BillOReilly.com DDoS'd

Dennis Henderson hendomatic at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 21:15:24 CST 2007

On 3/9/07, Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Props to Alex Eckelberry and the crew at Sunbelt for noticing this
> first, some background here at InformationWeek.
> [snip]
> The official Web site for Bill O'Reilly was taken down by a repeated
> denial-of-service attack this week.
> The site for the controversial conservative pundit was hit over the course
> of two days, according to an advisory posted on the Web site.
> "BillOReilly.com was attacked repeatedly by a malicious technology called
> a
> 'botnet,' " reads the statement. "This means that the site was bombarded
> by
> data that overloaded our firewalls. We had to take the site down in order
> to protect it, and so we could make sure that every possible
> countermeasure
> was being taken."

And this is deliciously ironic in what way?

Unlike the oreilly website that could not change the channel and had to
endure the DDOS, you and I are free to mitigate his DDOS by simply turning
the channel..

Are you supporting the notion that DDOS is ok as long as it suits your
political needs?
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