The Plot Thickens: 4chan Throwing Errors Like a DDOS

Some muddled reports of a DDOS attack by 4chan on Tumblr are coming in, and 4chan is throwing up some 503 errors. Gawker’s Adrian Chen says there’s a back-and-forth battle between pranksters on the sites who are trying to flood each other off the internet with their weapon of choice, overwhelming traffic–but Tumblr says its downtime today was not caused by an attack. We’re awaiting a response from both sites on whether there is any evidence of meddling.