MALICIOUS, DELIBERATE “INJECTION” ATTACK TEMPORARILY KNOCKS US OFFLINE
With the eyes of the nation on South Carolina’s “First in the South” presidential primary, the Palmetto state’s preeminent political website (that’s us) was rocked by a massive cyber attack.
The malicious incursion – which temporarily knocked us offline on Monday – was a highly sophisticated “injection” attack that bounced Internet Protocol (IP) addresses all over the globe. That’s a far more serious sort of maliciousness than the “distributed denial of service” (DDOS) attack that hit us back on election night in 2014.
This website has been a loud, unapologetic and widely-read critic of both the Democratic and “Republican” establishments – so it’s not surprising there are those who wish to silence us.
Who was behind this latest attempt to do so?
That’s a good question. We’re investigating the origin of the attack and hope to have an update on that soon.
In the meantime, huge props to our ambassador of digital dominion – a.k.a. the “CIO” – for working overtime to manage this attack.
And thanks to our readers for their patience …