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Hackers target Teap Party website

GovTechGuy (1267056) writes | more than 3 years ago

Crime 3

GovTechGuy (1267056) writes "A sophisticated hacker attack took down the website of the pro-Tea Party group Freedomworks just as Fox News Glenn Beck was promoting a fund-raising "money bomb" for the site. The group estimates the attack cost them $80,000 in potential donations.
“It’s like the tea party movement’s been hacked,” Freedomworks spokesman Adam Brandon said."

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How about a link to the really reals original (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33986858)

Imminent paywall (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 3 years ago | (#33988136)

WSJ is known for its paywall. Even if this article isn't paywalled in the United States as of today, it might be paywalled in two weeks or in another country.

But even the WSJ article gave no details of this "highly sophisticated hacker" attack. An apparent DDoS might have just been a Slashdot effect from FNC viewers typing in the URL.

Good. (1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 3 years ago | (#33988392)

Those Tea Party people frighten me.
They frighten me a lot.
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