AMERICA ROCKED … BUT WHY?
The United States – especially the East Coast – was rocked on Friday by a massive cyberattack that brought down popular websites including Amazon, CNN, GitHub,Netflix, The New York Times, Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and Tumblr.
The attack comes one week after the administration of Barack Obama threatened to launch a cyberattack against Russia in retaliation for what it claims are politically motivated data breaches (including the #DNCLeaks debacle).
The Kremlin has denied hacking allegations – and thus far the American government has produced no evidence to support claims made by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and others that Russians are behind the cyberattacks.
Friday’s attack began shortly after 7:00 a.m. EDT. It was a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeted against Dyn, an internet management firm. A second DDoS attack was launched shortly before noon on Friday.
The goal of these attacks? To flood internet servers with traffic to the point that they collapse.
This website has been hit with similar attacks in the past, although the attack thatbrought our website down back in February of this year was what is known as an “injection attack.”
Obama’s administration has been made aware of the attack against Dyn, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly investigating it.
So who did it?
Who knows … but our guess is the liberals will blame Russia (and claim it’s part of the country’s efforts to influence the U.S. election on behalf of GOP nominee Donald Trump).
Trump supporters have a different view of the situation. According to them, the hack may have been intended to keep Americans from accessing the latest information made available by whistleblowing website Wikileaks.
“The statists are desperate to stop Wikileaks and the free press from exposing their crimes any further,” one Trump supporter told us.