Blogs Under Hack Attack

Michelle Malkin reports on the latest denial of service attack, apparently coming from an Islamist group, on HostingMatters, a company which hosts many of the top blogs including, until recently, both Malkin’s and OTB. Among the sites affected: Instapundit, Power Line, Captain’s Quarters, Pundit Guy, Small Dead Animals, Radioblogger, and IMAO.

It’s apparently over now.

HostingMatters has been the target of attacks numerous times in the past. They host a ton of blogs, including several popular and controversial ones, so they’re an inevitable target.

Previously: The Islamists’ War on the Internet

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  1. Hmm, I was wondering what was happening with the CQ for a short while.

  2. Toeaz says:

    No comments allowed blogs.

    Maybe the media is behind it ……………

  3. Moe Lane says:

    QC, SDA, PG and IMAO all have comments sections. Although even combined they probably don’t get the traffic of either IP or MM.

  4. cirby says:

    The attack might be over, but HM still doesn’t have all of the serves back (or, at least, they have mine offline as of right now).

  5. Jim Henley says:

    Islamists shmamists. It’s obvious what happened. Last night “Nabakov” published the Ultimate Comment in the legendary “Blog” thread. This aroused fear and loathing in Old Postmodernism. Furious that teh internets are eating their lunch, they attacked.

  6. Richard Gardner says:

    I’ve been trying to get to Michael Totten for a day now and all I get are error messages, not sure of his provider.