GayGamer site DDoSed

Cory Doctorow:
Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft sez, “Gay Gamer, the first daily game news site geared for LGBT, was attacked by a Philly-based hacker herunterladen. The site was completely hosed. As one of our commenters pointed out, this is the Internet equivalent of arson.”

Flynn De Marco, the site’s owner and Kotaku weekend editor, said small waves of denial of service attacks started Wednesday morning, causing occasional timeouts on the site amazon music like. By Friday the site, working with their host, was able to block the IPs where the DOS attacks seemed to be coming from. Then Friday evening someone began flooding the site’s forums and chat room with hate speech, including some death threats, and over-sized images meant to bog down the site, De Marco said herunterladen. The flood of messages and images all originated from the same IP in Philidelphia, he added.

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