Main | Friday, May 15, 2009

Hackers Take Down Gay Sites

A number of popular gay sites were taken down today in DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks originating in eastern Europe. Among the affected sites is, which says the attacks are being coordinated to thwart Sunday's International Day Against Homophobia:
Said Kenneth Tan, spokesperson for, "It is by no means a coincidence that this DDoS attack on came today. We have been working for weeks on a high profile video campaign called 'Take Up the IDAHO Challenge' together with the Committee for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The final product of this campaign, a public awareness video, was going to be launched on the campaign site at on Sunday. This is a well-timed, well-orchestrated assault by a large botnet with tens of thousands of PCs sending requests to our site. Engineers with our Internet Service Provider remarked they have never seen an attack of this intensity before. We deplore these unscrupulous actions by an organised group to harrass, intimidate and silence us for what we are doing."
These attacks are increasingly frequent and the standard operating procedure for the burgeoning Russian/Slavic anti-gay movement. And another example of why JMG continues to reside in relative safety on its outre' Blogger domain.

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