The Nights First Casulty: Times Union

From the Times Union website, a story explaining why their political blog was down for about 8 hours today.

The attack specifically targeted the Capitol Confidential blog.

The blogs, in which comments are listed, became disabled shortly after 1 p.m., leaving political junkies unable to read and post comments during Election Day.

Wilson said tracing such attacks are very difficult, especially given the nature of the attack, in which hackers remotely hijacked hundreds of computers, directing those computers to deluge the blog network with inquiries.

Wilson said the owners of the myriad computers making the attacks likely had no idea what was being done.

Now who would want to do that?

— Azi Paybarah

The Nights First Casulty: Times Union