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Sunday, December 17, 2006 

DoS attack on Watching America and other websites

I got an e-mail from the webmasters of Watching America informing that the website has been under a DoS attack:
Dear Fellow Bloggers and Aggregators,

Please excuse this mass mailing.

This is a polite note to let you know that the servers of www.WatchingAmerica.com's hosting company are under attack but we are still around and will be back up as soon as possible. We’d be most grateful if you could let your readers know, as we know some of your readers are also some of our readers, and we don’t want them to abandon us – or to think we have abandoned them!

In fact, many hosting companies servers are currently under a denial-of-service attack. This means that someone, somewhere, is overloading the servers with masses of information, slowing them right down, or causing them to grind to a halt. It is affecting numerous sites.

We’ve been down for two and a half days, but hundreds of technicians all over the US are trying to find its source and get us all back on our feet.

Thanks very, very much for your time and support.

Very best wishes,

Robin Koerner
Cofounder, Publisher
This certainly is serious, so be on the lookout for if any hackers are out there trying to commit a DoS attack.

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