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“DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE” ATTACK TARGETS OUR WEBSITE

By FITSNEWS || Just as we were beginning to launch our 2014 election night live blog, FITSNews was hit by a massive cyberattack – one that has wreaked havoc on our website.

Known as a “distributed denial of service” (DDOS) attack, the first wave of the digital assault began at around 6:00 p.m. EST.

Our tech experts described the attack as “deliberately malicious.”  Not to mention exceedingly effective … and well-timed.  Oh, and expensive … with estimates for the cost of such a hit running in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Nice …

We are in the process of investigating the attack in an effort to determine who may have been responsible for launching it … in the meantime, we apologize to our readers for the disruption in our election night coverage.  Hopefully we’ll be able to figure out who did it … and figure out how to prevent such attacks in the future.

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